General practice nurses’ promised salary rise to be paid ‘shortly’
Government confirmed it will be putting extra money into GP contracts to reflect pay award announced in July, with pay increase to be backdated to April
General practice nurses are expected to get their promised 6% pay rise shortly, the government said.
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has confirmed it will be putting more money into GP contracts – after announcing the 2023-24 increase in July. The money will be backdated to April, but date of implementation is not yet set.
‘It’s vital general practice nurses get the backdated pay they’re entitled to’
The RCN had urged general practice nurses in England to lobby their employers to ensure they received the pay rise as soon as possible. The college said the extra money should be passed on in full to all salaried staff.
RCN England director Patricia Marquis said: ‘It is vital nursing staff working in general practice receive the pay increase, and backdated pay they are entitled to. This is a recognition of the essential role nurses play in primary care.’
She said any general practice nurse who does not receive the increase should contact the RCN, which can ‘make sure nobody is left behind’.
As general practice nurses are not directly employed by the NHS – where the 2023-24 pay award was 5% – they are not on Agenda for Change (AfC) contracts and are usually subject to separate contracts with distinct terms and conditions.
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