All NHS Scotland medical and dental staff, general medical practitioners and general dental practitioners have been awarded a 4.5% pay increase for this year backdated to 1 April 2022.
This latest pay deal means that for those staff it works out as a 7.5% pay increase over the last two years.
Commenting on the pay deal the Scottish Government’s Health Secretary Humza Yousaf said:
“The NHS has faced its biggest challenge during the pandemic and staff have been working tirelessly to continue to provide care while under increased pressure.
“The continued hard work and dedication of staff ensures that the people of Scotland continue to receive world class healthcare as we remobilise NHS services and tackle waiting times.
“This uplift demonstrates that we value all our medical and dental staff and the important contribution they make. It’s crucial that we continue to not only recruit and build our future NHS workforce, but also retain expertise within NHS Scotland.
“This announcement means that our senior medical staff will continue to be the best paid in the UK. This will help ensure that NHS Scotland remains an attractive employment option for all medical and dental staff.”