Radiographers in Scotland offered pay uplift of 8.1% for 2023-24

Agenda for Change package includes one-off payments of up to £939

Published: 17 February 2023 Trade Union & IR

The Scottish government has made a final offer on AfC staff pay for 2023-24, promising an uplift of 8.1% for all bands, up to and including Band 8a.

The SoR's Scottish TUIR Representatives will now fully consider the offer, with a view to launching a formal consultative survey, together with a pay briefing, in the week beginning Monday 27 February.

The offer is in two parts, within an overall financial envelope of £568 million for AfC pay in 2023-24:

  • The financial element takes the form of a consolidated amount (minimum of 6.5% up to and including Band 8a) and an additional non-consolidated amount (one-off payment) that takes the total percentage increase for 2023-24 to 8.12% for all bands up to and including Band 8a. This one-off pro rata payment will be worth between £387 and £939 depending on banding. 
  • The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care also committed to review AfC as part of the 2023-24 AfC pay deal, and a Heads of Agreement has been agreed jointly with the health trade unions.

Click here for more details on the pay offer and salary bands

In the event that the UK government makes any improved pay award for NHS England which has additional funding through the Barnett formula, and which exceeds the total average percentage of the relevant pay award, then it is agreed that this will trigger an automatic re-opening of pay negotiations for 2022-23 or 2023-24 (whichever is relevant) with any additional resources directed into NHS Scotland pay.

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