Response to Welsh Government's pay offer for Agenda for Change staff

Welsh NHS Confederation director Darren Hughes responds to Welsh Government's enhanced pay offer for Agenda for Change staff in Wales.

21 April 2023

Responding to the announcement of a new pay offer for Agenda for Change staff in Wales, director of the Welsh NHS Confederation Darren Hughes said: 

“NHS leaders will welcome the news of a further enhanced pay offer from Welsh Government to Agenda for Change staff in Wales.  

“Most importantly, we acknowledge the efforts by the Welsh Government and trade unions to maintain an open dialogue, pause strike action and work in social partnership to find a resolution to the dispute. 

“There’s no doubt this package has been negotiated against a backdrop of intense system pressures but also at an extremely challenging time for public finances. 

“Above all else, we hope this can bring an end to the disruption for staff, services and patients so the NHS can continue to provide care to the people of Wales.”