What happens now? The deal will be formally approved at a meeting of NHS trade unions on 27 June. After this, a formal communication will be sent to NHS employers to begin paying the higher amount in July pay packets.
RCN members were given a six-week online vote, which closed on Tuesday and saw three in four members back the pay offer.
Now, though, it's been announced that members of 13 unions have reached a deal with NHS secretary Jeremy Hunt that will see a pay rise for more than a million NHS workers.
The Treasury has committed to fully fund the deal for the next three years with an extra £4.2bn and pledged to match this funding level in the three other countries of the UK.
The Results: 77% of Royal College of Nursing members (39,863 members* took part in the consultation) and an astounding 84% of Unison members (83,500 members, around 30%, took part in the consultation) backed the deal.
The GMB is the only union involved in the NHS to reject the offer. At the moment it only applies to health workers in England, but is expected to be mirrored in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
'There is much work left to do to recover what has been lost during nearly a decade of pay restraint and we will continue to make that case, as well as the broader issues on funding and workforce pressures in the NHS. It does give a genuine pay rise to over one million people from next month and that can not be underestimated in challenging economic times.
'But I want to reassure those members who did not support this particular deal that their views are respected and their arguments have been heard by the College.
Hospital cleaners, nurses, security guards, physiotherapists, emergency call handlers, paramedics, midwives, radiographers and other NHS staff across England will get the pay rise.
Unions said it meant a significant boost for the lowest-paid staff.