Commenting on the recent proposed 1% pay increase for NHS workers in England this year, Chair of RPS in England Professor Claire Anderson said:
“We’re incredibly proud of all pharmacy teams, who have worked flat out during the pandemic. The pharmacy response and clinical leadership shown have been exceptional. It’s important that all staff are valued and their work rewarded.
“We wrote to the Chancellor back in July 2020, after pharmacists were initially omitted from the pay rise announced for public sector workers. We urged him to take action and extend the rise to pharmacists.
“We support the work of the unions who are making the case for NHS staff in England to be given a higher pay rise and we hope the Government will reconsider the pay proposal so teams feel recognised for the work they do.”