Band 1

Effective from 1 April 2018 the minimum basic rate in the NHS in Scotland would be £17,460 – equivalent to £8.92 per hour – which exceeds the living wage.

For all staff currently in band 1 this would be an immediate increase of just over 5%

In total, current band 1 staff would receive an increase of 11.8% over the three years.

It should be noted that in NHS Scotland band 1 is currently closed and only certain staff by agreement have remained on this band.

New pay scales

2018/19 Spot rate

£17, 460

2019/20 Spot rate


2020/21 Spot rate


Use our pay calculator to see pay progression.