Nursing Pay in Wales

Here you can find the latest information about NHS pay in Wales.


Changes from April 2020

1 April 2020 begins the third year of the NHS Wales three year pay deal. Changes to the pay structure continue in Year 3 and that means that pay increases for members in Wales may be different from that of their colleagues.  Some people do better than others in each individual year.  Members in Wales can view the full details of the three-year deal here.

During this year further pay points are deleted as part of the move to increase starting salaries and reduce the length of time it takes to reach the top of pay bands. Members should use the pay journey tool to see what year three means for you.

NHS Wales applicable

Please remember that this deal is for staff working in the NHS in Wales only and does not include all RCN members in Wales.  However, the RCN across the UK has agreed to continue to fight for better pay and conditions for all members of the nursing family – whether in the NHS or the independent sector.  Please remember to update your membership details by logging on to MyRCN

Welsh Government announcement of bonus payment for NHS and social care staff

On 17 March 2021, the Welsh Government announced a bonus payment for NHS and social care staff for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. This one-off payment is equivalent to £735 per person and after deductions most people will receive £500.
Read RCN Wales' response to the bonus payment announcement by Welsh Government.
You can also read the Welsh Government press release: NHS and social care staff to benefit from bonus payment

Fair Pay For Nursing

Find out more about the RCN's Fair Pay For Nursing campaign.

Fair Pay for Nursing campaign bilingual logo

Vote For Nursing

The next Welsh Government must show it values nursing through fair pay and access to continuing professional development.
RCN Wales Votes For Nursing Manifesto

Page last updated - 08/04/2021