Following lengthy discussions between the NHS Staff Council and the employer a formal offer has been made to all staff who are subject to Agenda for Change pay and terms and conditions.


Two one off non-consolidated payments on top of the 2022/23 pay award which has already been paid.

  • A non-consolidated payment worth 2%.
  • A one-off NHS backlog bonus worth between £1250 and £1600.


A consolidated payment of 5% in basic pay.

Please see the link for more details:

During the pay negotiations, which POA were not part of due to our Observer status, all NHS unions with the exception of Unite agreed to recommend members acceptance of the pay offer.  The POA will not make a recommendation regarding this additional payment for 2022/2023 or the new offer for 2023/2024 as the POA believes it is for members to make the decision whether to accept or not.

The POA will be asking Rampton, Ashworth and Broadmoor local branch officials to hold an indicative ballot in order to ascertain the views of their members, as to whether they would accept/reject the offer and whether they would be willing to take action up to and including strike action. 

The following 2 questions are to be on the ballot paper which will be made available in due course through local officials.

Question 1 – Are you happy to accept the pay offer 

Question 2 – If the pay offer is rejected, are you willing to take industrial action up to and including strike action?

The results of the ballot need to be returned by 26th April 2023.

Should there be any queries regarding this please do not hesitate to contact Angela Montgomery on the following email address


Yours sincerely

General Secretary

Representing over 30,000 Prison, Correctional and Secure Psychiatric Workers, the POA is the largest UK Union in this sector, able to trace its roots back more than 100 years.