Pay offer of £1400 for its NHS members in Wales
The College updates its NHS members in Wales about pay.
On Tuesday (19 July) the Royal College of Podiatry (RCPod) received a pay offer of £1400 from the UK Government for its NHS members working in England. In the absence of any formal announcement since then from the Welsh govenment, we are assuming that the salary uplift applies to NHS members in Wales too. However, we will issue a further update for members in Wales should the situation change.
Under the terms of this offer, those at the top of Band 6 and 7 will receive a higher amount so that the rise equates to 4%.
The RCPod will now follow its standard internal processes on receiving a formal pay offer before responding. This process will include consulting with NHS members in England and Wales about the deal.
Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Podiatry, Steve Jamieson, said:
“We provided written and verbal evidence to the Pay Review Body (PRB) for the 2022/2023 pay award, and we note the offer of a flat rate increase £1400 pay uplift and an enhanced rate for those at the top of Band 6 and 7. We will now follow our standard internal processes before responding. This includes consulting with our members in England and Wales about the offer. We will keep our NHS members in England and Wales informed and await to see what happens in Northern Ireland.”
Frequently asked questions
The pay increase in England and Wales will be backdated to 1 April 2022.
We are seeking confirmation about when people can expect the £1,400 payment. It is possible it could be in the September salaries; however, the backpay may come later.
We think that payments of High-Cost Area Supplements (eg London weighting) will be updated. We are seeking clarification from the government about this.
At the Royal College, we have an established process for dealing with pay offers.
The government in Northern Ireland makes its own decisions on what pay award to make. The Northern Irish government has yet to make any announcements. Once they do, we will consult with our affected College members on these outcomes. The Scottish government entered pay negotiations with health unions, offering a pay rise of 5% for most NHS staff. The College is currently consulting with its members in Scotland about this.
What does the Pay Award in England and Wales mean for me?
The attached table shows the salary uplift