DoH calls for nurse pay deal to remain closed

NHS recruitment is healthy and inflation is due to fall sharply in the new year, according to the DoH's evidence to the NHS pay review body.

The DoH is hoping to prevent talks being re-opened on a NHS staff pay deal agreed in June.

Unions agreed to an 8% pay rise over three years, but threatened to pull out if inflation continued to rise. The Unite union is currently balloting 100,000 members on industrial action.

NHS Employers also said the pay deal is still fair in its evidence to the review body earlier this week.

Inflation is currently over 5% but the DoH evidence predicts it will fall sharply, after peaking at the end of the year.

tom.ireland@haymarket.com

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