BDA sets out our initial response to the NHS People Plan 2020/21, noting both positive elements and significant gaps.
NHS staff on Agenda for Change pay scales, including dietitians and dietetic support workers, are not included in the chancellor's announcement that some public sector workers are to receive above inflation pay awards this year, as they in the final year of a three-year pay deal.
The government should build on the huge public support shown for the NHS during the pandemic by giving health workers across the UK an early pay rise, say health unions today (Friday).
On Monday (7th January), the long-awaited NHS England Long Term Plan (LTP) was launched. BDA Chair, Caroline Bovey RD, and BDA England Board Chair, Dr Brian Power RD, give an initial BDA response to the 136-page document.