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Pay

Information about pay in Scotland.

Nursing pay

Here you can find the latest information about the proposals for NHS pay, what it means in Scotland, and arrangements for an RCN member consultation on pay in Scotland.


Vote now on NHS pay proposals in Scotland

RCN members now have less than 24 hours to have their say a pay offer for NHS staff in Scotland.

Members can vote either to accept or reject the pay proposals in an online poll. The other health trade unions are consulting with their members at the same time.

The online consultation closes at 12 noon on Wednesday 15 August.


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Have your say on the NHS pay deal in Scotland


Vote now

To be eligible, you need to be an RCN member employed in the NHS in Scotland. You will be asked to enter your name (as it appears on your RCN membership record) and your RCN membership number.

This will help the RCN confirm that you're eligible to take part in the consultation.

This information is available by logging into MyRCN

Remember to update your details in MyRCN before taking part in the consultation if they have changed recently.

Remember, the consultation closes at 12 noon on Wednesday 15 August. 

The RCN is organising local member meetings – look out for details (see below) and come along to find out more and get questions about the deal on offer answered.


NHS pay offer - FAQs

NHS pay offer - more FAQs

What is the NHS pay offer?

The proposed deal is for all staff on Agenda for Change contracts employed by the NHS in Scotland. It includes:

  • A 9% increase over three years for the majority of NHS staff
  • Restructuring of existing pay bands with a reduction in the number of pay points
  • Quicker progression to the top of their pay band for the majority of staff
  • Overlaps between the bands will be removed. 
It also includes further negotiation on four areas of reform:

  • Policy on the management of sickness absence 
  • Organisational change and protection of earnings 
  • Utilisation and application of TOIL
  • Appraisal and incremental progression.
Go to the NHS Pay website for full details on the proposed deal.
 
Use the pay calculator to work out what it will mean for you.
 
The RCN is organising local member meetings – look out for details (see below) and come along to find out more and get questions about the deal on offer answered.


MyRCN

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You can change your address and other personal details instantly using MyRCN.

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Independent sector and non-NHS staff

The current negotiations on pay are for staff employed in the NHS only. 

The RCN believes all health and social care employers need to have a pay system that is competitive with the NHS. 

Some are based on NHS structures, some are set independently and in some instances pay rates are dictated by budgets. 

We anticipate that improvements in NHS pay will have a positive effect on pay in other sectors. 

NHS pay deal workplace events in Scotland