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One-off payments of up to £3,000 for over 27,000 health workers

The government will provide funding for over 27,000 more healthcare workers in England to receive two one-off payments - worth at least £1,655 and up to £3,000.

Community nurses, sexual health workers, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and other crucial frontline workers are all set to benefit. Organisations will receive funding for these payments over the coming months.

Forming part of the wider NHS pay deal, one of the payments was specifically intended to recognise the sustained pressure facing the health service and the extraordinary efforts of staff in tackling waiting lists.

Health and Social Care Secretary Victoria Atkins said: "I hugely value the hard work of all our healthcare staff, and those working in non-NHS organisations offer vital support to patients.

"I want to ensure that eligible staff receive these payments, which is why we chose to deliver this funding and why we have taken the decision to relax the financial eligibility criteria employers must meet. 

"It will ensure that hardworking staff and the organisations they work for can fully benefit from the NHS pay deal."

Last year, more than one million NHS staff on the Agenda for Change contract - which includes nurses, paramedics, 999 call handlers, midwives, security guards and cleaners - received two one-off payments alongside a 5% pay rise.

These payments originally only applied to those directly employed by NHS organisations. In November, the government launched a scheme to provide non-NHS organisations with funding to cover the cost of the one-off payments for their eligible staff on this occasion. The scheme is now complete and all organisations have been informed of their outcome.

The payments will be provided to organisations which deliver NHS and public health grant services who employ their staff on dynamically linked Agenda for Change contracts.

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