NHS trusts have been sent details of the remuneration that nursing staff and the rest of the workforce on Agenda for Change can expect from 1 April.
The Pay and Conditions circular, published by NHE Employers, sets out the pay arrangements for NHS staff covered by Agenda for Change, which apply between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016.
Annex C, on page 7, includes a useful table of the new value of pay bands and pay points. An easy-to-read chart has also been created.
The circular follows agreement last week by unions to accept the government’s pay offer for NHS staff in England, following a crunch meeting with employers.
The government’s proposed offer was overwhelmingly accepted at the meeting of the NHS Staff Council.
The deal for 2015-16 will see all staff who earn up to pay point 42 – the second point on band 8c (£56,504) – receive a 1% consolidated pay rise on 1 April. However, all NHS workers on pay point 34 – the second point of band 8a (£40,458) – and above will see their increment pay frozen.
Staff at the lower end of the pay scales will receive additional benefits, such as an additional £200 consolidated payment for those on pay points 3 to 8 – those who earn up to £17,425.
A separate pay circular, also published by NHS Employers, contains details of changes to redundancy provisions for health service staff.
- Chart explaining details of the new AfC pay scales from 1 April 2015
- Pay and Conditions Circular (AfC) 1/2015: new pay scales for AfC staff from 1 April 2015
- Pay and Conditions Circular (AfC) 2/2015: revised contractual redundancy provisions effective from 1 April 2015
- Pay and Conditions Circular (AfC) 3/2015: changes to national agreement to reflect the introduction of statutory Shared Parental Leave from April