Starting salaries for the lowest paid roles in band 1 and the bottom of band 2 in NHS Wales will now be £20,758, following a 10.8 per cent pay rise announced by the Welsh health minister.
The announcement by the Welsh health minister also highlights that the lowest paid staff (bands 1 to 4), which make up nearly half of the Agenda for Change workforce, will on average receive a 7.5 per cent pay rise on pay grades.
The health minister has made clear that staff working within general practice, dental teams and community pharmacies across Wales should receive a fair, proportionate and equitable pay uplift.
The recommended 4.5 per cent pay uplift in pay for contracted GPs and dentists is subject to overall contract changes by the General Medical and General Dental Services and negotiations are ongoing.
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