WQ91448 (e) Tabled on 21/02/2024

What consideration has the Welsh Government given to the financial implications of offering a pay offer for junior doctors in Wales that exceeds the current 5 per cent offer?

Answered by Minister for Health and Social Services | Answered on 04/03/2024

I have provided estimated costs in answer to WQ91041 and I can confirm that Welsh Government has given due consideration to a pay offer exceeding 5% but due to the financial situation hard choices have had to be made within our limited funding.

The 5% pay offer has been made consistently to all NHS staff groups, including Agenda for Change, which was accepted by these health trade unions.