Managers working in the NHS have voted to accept the government’s final pension offer.

Managers in Partnership members voted to accept the new NHS Pension Scheme, accepting the union’s advice that the offer was the best that could be achieved through negotiation.

On a turnout of 22 per cent, 78 per cent of members voted to accept, and 22 per cent to reject the offer.

MiP chief executive Jon Restell said: “MiP membersere reluctant to accept the offer but realistic about the prospects of getting something better without sustained industrial action.

“In meetings up and down the country, managers have voiced their frustration at these unnecessary changes to the pension scheme.

“Some key concerns of members are subject to further discussions – in particular the linking of pension age to state pension age, the use of tiered contributions in a career average scheme and the issue of widening access to the scheme to non-NHS employees, as the NHS goes through massive upheaval.”