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Health workers should “get a proper reward” for their work in fighting the pandemic, the chief executive of NHS England has said.
Sir Simon Stevens’ comments comes amid increasing pressure on the Government over what Labour has described as a “reprehensible” pay offer.
Boris Johnson has been accused of failing to honour his promise to look after health workers fighting Covid-19 by proposing a one per cent pay increase for NHS workers.
The Prime Minister, who himself was treated in hospital last year when he became severely ill with the virus, said last week Downing Street had tried “to give the NHS as much as we possibly can” but would wait to see the conclusion of a pay review.
“You would expect the head of the health service to want to see properly rewarded NHS staff, particularly given everything that the service has been through – they have been through – over the course of the last year,” Sir Simon Stevens told a parliamentary committee.
Sir Simon confirmed that plans set out previously had budgeted for NHS pay to increase by 2.1 per cent this year.
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‘Urgent need’ to give hospitals certainty over Covid costs, says NHS England boss
Hospitals have an “urgent need” to be given certainty over future Covid costs, the head of the NHS in England has said.
Sir Simon Stevens told MPs on the Health and Social Care Select Committee he has an “expectation” that the NHS will be given more money to cope with the bill for caring for people with Covid-19.
Meanwhile, he said cancer care is a “top priority” for the NHS.
Money for the 2021/22 financial year will come from the NHS long-term funding settlement, with additional funding allocated in the November Spending Review to catch up on the backlog of care that has arisen as a result of Covid.
The chief executive of NHS England said the health service has also been provided with the extra costs of looking after Covid-19 patients.