The workforce that provides diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy for cancer treatment has accepted the 2018 NHS Pay Offer.
Members of the Society of Radiographers in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, as well as students, voted by huge majorities. Members in Scotland have not been consulted yet because negotiations are in progress with the Scottish government.
In England 88 per cent of members who voted said ‘Yes’. In Northern Ireland it was 96 per cent, and in Wales 85 per cent.
Turnouts were high with 46 per cent of members eligible to vote in England taking part, and 30 per cent in Northern Ireland and in Wales.
Ninety-four per cent of student members voted for acceptance.
“The consultation will determine our response to the offer which, so far, has only been made to those working in the NHS in England,” says Paul Moloney, the Society’s industrial relations manager.
“The consultations with members in Wales and Northern Ireland allow us to decide whether to accept the same offer, should it be made in those two countries,” Paul continues.
“Members who are students were consulted to fully involve them in the SoR decision making process. The new pay scales introduced by the offer will be in place by the time many of them qualify and start work.
“Separate discussions are taking place in Scotland and Society members will be consulted there once the full details of any offer are known.”