Responding to today's announcement that public sector workers including doctors are to get an above-inflation pay rise because of their contribution to the pandemic, RPS President Sandra Gidley said:
“Once again hard-working frontline pharmacists have been side-stepped when it comes to public sector pay increases. Pharmacists have worked tirelessly in the face of huge challenges during Covid-19 to ensure patients receive high quality care.
“We want fairer pay for pharmacists who are working for the NHS and delivering NHS services and they shouldn’t have to wait. We want to see pay rises for pharmacists in line with other healthcare colleagues. To have the immense dedication and commitment pharmacists have shown ignored in this pay rise review is a real kick in the teeth.
“We are asking the Government for immediate and urgent clarification about this unacceptable and unfair omission. It is critical that they value our key NHS workers.”