Nursing Pay in Wales

NHS Pay in Wales

The RCN is campaigning for Fair Pay For Nursing.

The Fair Pay For Nursing campaign is about:

  • recognising the complexity of skill, responsibility and experience demonstrated every day, by nursing support workers, assistant practitioners, registered nurses and all members of the profession.
  • making sure that a safety critical profession can reach safe staffing levels and fill tens of thousands of unfilled nursing jobs.
  • recognising that the salaries of too many nursing professionals has not kept pace with increases to their living costs over the past decade.

Ultimately, the Fair Pay For Nursing campaign is about providing safe and effective care for all people of the United Kingdom.

The Fair Pay For Nursing campaign aims to secure a fully-funded 12.5% pay increase for all nursing staff covered by Agenda for Change terms, as part of a one-year deal that applies equally to all bands.

Update 21 July 2021 - Welsh Government pay announcement

The Welsh Government has announced that NHS staff in Wales will be given a 3% pay rise for 2021-22.

That is lower than the rate of inflation, which is expected to hit 3.7% this year, meaning staff will effectively get a pay cut.

Read RCN Wales’ response to the announcement.

The consultation on the pay award ran from 12 August to 13 September, and is now closed.  The results of the consultations have now been announced. Read more here 

Make sure you can have your say in any future consultations by checking your details in MyRCN now.


Fair Pay for Nursing

Fair Pay for Nursing

Find out more about the RCN's Fair Pay for Nursing campaign.
Fair Pay for Nursing in Wales

Fair Pay for Nursing in Wales

Read about how RCN Wales is campaigning for fair pay in Wales.

Tal Teg Ar Gyfer Nyrsio

Three simple actions to fight for fair pay


Get involved in our campaign to let the Welsh Government know why you believe nursing staff deserve a 12.5% pay rise. Below are some ideas of how you can stay active, stay in touch and stay engaged in the #FairPayForNursing campaign.


Latest updates

Find out what's next for NHS pay and how you can get involved.

Summer of Action

This summer, we're asking RCN members and supporters to get involved in a Summer of Action.

Recent news

Take a look at the most recent news from RCN Wales.                                                            

RCN Wales on YouTube

View all of our #FairPayForNursing videos and podcasts on the RCN Wales YouTube channel.

Follow RCN Wales

Keep up to date with latest developments by following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Latest blog posts

Read our latest blog posts related to the Fair Pay for Nursing campaign.                     

Page last updated - 15/09/2021