Tuesday 16 March 2021 / 12:47 PM Jonathan Ashworth / NHS

Jonathan Ashworth responds to remarks made by Health Secretary at the Health and Social Care Select Committee

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health and Social Care Secretary, responding to remarks made by Matt Hancock at the Health and Social Care Select Committee, said:

“Matt Hancock knows full well that with the OBR expectations for inflation, he is imposing a pay cut on NHS staff in a pandemic.

“Ministers should take this pay cut off the table and start talks with staff on a multi-year pay deal that reflects their worth and address recruitment and retention in the NHS.”