In an interview during his trip to Israel, Prime Minister David Cameron was asked why he did not come to feel all NHS workers had been worth a 1% shell out rise.
Mr Cameron replied: “NHS workers are worth a 1% pay rise and absolutely everyone in the NHS will get at least a 1% shell out rise, either by way of the one% increase or through the progression payments that they otherwise get.
“But let us seem at the big picture here. It is correct to make difficult selections about public sector spend.
“It is very good that it is increasing and not frozen but it is appropriate to consider individuals hard selections simply because it means we can preserve much more people employed, we can maintain much more folks in perform and make sure we spend income on crucial treatments, on hospitals, on delivering solutions, which is what sufferers so badly want.”