Implementation of band 6 for paramedics

A Joint Partnership Working bulletin was published today detailing how Band 6 will be implemented for Paramedics in the LAS.

The text of the bulletin is as follows:

We are pleased to announce that following formal job evaluation, the revised London Ambulance Service Paramedic job description has now been evaluated as band 6 under the Agenda for Change (AfC) pay system.

All qualifying band 5 paramedics* will assimilate to the recently agreed job description and band 6, effective from 31 December 2016.

Variations to pay will commence in paramedics’ pay in March 2017, back dated to 31 December 2016 with any arrears payable (where applicable).

If you have any queries or concerns, your questions may be answered in the frequently asked questions found on the pulse (internal/external), alternatively you can raise these with your local union representative or line manager.

Managers and Staff Side are committed to working together in partnership to implement the national band 6 agreement, including the implementation of a Newly Qualified Paramedic band 5 role.

We will keep you updated on progress.

* Qualifying paramedics: Those paramedics (including HART, TRU, HEMS, MRU and CRU) who were qualified, registered and employed by the Trust as a paramedic prior to 01 September 2016.

This bulletin can be downloaded from the pulse