NHS workers unions to recommend pay offer

Leaders of more than a million NHS workers are to recommend a pay offer worth between 6.5% and 29% over three years.

The proposed deal, agreed at a meeting between 14 unions and NHS employers, signals the end of the Government's controversial public sector pay cap.

Under the deal the pay of the lowest paid staff, such as porters and cleaners, will increase by 15%.

Sara Gorton, head of health at Unison, said seven years of pay restraint had led to a staffing crisis across the country.