The NHS Pay Deal – Year 2

Recap of the three-year deal in England In 2018 the NHS Staff Council agreed to reform the NHS pay structure over a three-year period covering April 2018 to March 2021. This reform delivered the following: Won the argument that the top of the band was the full rate for the job Secured an additional £4.2 billion to fully fund the deal for directly employed NHS staff Living wage as the…

Staff Council publishes guidance on new pay progression system for England

The NHS Staff Council has finalised a package to support implementation of the new system for pay progression, in line with the provisions in the England Framework Agreement on pay. The package covers England, with Cymru/Wales currently finalising details for pay progression implementation under the similar provisions contained in their Framework Agreement. The package can be viewed here www.nhsemployers.org/news/2019/01/pay-progression-resources and includes: New annex 23 – pay progression (England)The new annex…

Annex 5 (E) and Section 2 Unsocial Hours payments

Under the terms of the national NHS pay deal, ambulance staff employed prior to 1 September 2018 are subject to Annex 5 (previously Annex E) unsocial hours provisions. Ambulance staff employed from 1 September 2018 and existing staff who change roles (including promotion) will be subject to Section 2. Staff employed before 1 September 2018 are being given the opportunity to voluntarily move to section 2 (England) provisions. Further information…

The English NHS pay deal – in six charts

A lot has been written about the NHS pay deal in England and what it will mean to individuals’ pay packets. But how does it affect staff at different stages of their career? July saw the implementation of the new NHS pay deal in England, negotiated by UNISON and other unions. The pay deal marked the biggest changes to the NHS pay structure since 2004, when Agenda for Change was…

NHS Pay Proposal – Branch Update

The NHS Staff Council framework agreement proposal was released last week and we have all had time to understand it’s complexities now, so we wanted to produce this overview from our LAS Branch perspective.  We are in an initial stage of consultation with our health members nationally ending mid April when we will individually be asked to make a decision. The ballot will be sent to all members that have…

NHS pay – UNISON response to Budget

Government announces additional funding for NHS pay In the Budget on 22 November 2017 the Chancellor confirmed additional funding could be made available for NHS pay for 2018/19. This is a marked change from Government position in previous years, where a 1% absolute cap was announced in advance and artificially constrained each pay round. However, they have also announced that additional funding will be contingent on agreement with the NHS…

EMT4 Pay Cap

Yesterday (22 March) our Branch Secretary, Eddie Brand, wrote to the LAS management to request that EMT4’s pay cap in band 5 is removed and they are now allowed to move through to the top of band 5. This letter was sent in the morning and was due to be published on our website the same day but due to the events that unfolded we felt it appropriate to delay this…

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…

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