The Department of Health, NHS Employers, Unison and the Royal College of Nursing have agreed on a proposed three-year pay package for all NHS Agenda for Change staff.

The proposal includes acceptance in full of the 2008-09 NHS pay review body's recommendations for a 2.75 per cent pay rise for nurses and other healthcare professionals from 1 April.

The total package comes to an almost 8 per cent pay rise over the three years.

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