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Details of new pay bandings published after deal goes through


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.


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  • Working for me.

    A question. Does this mean that the previously un-consolidated 1% award is now consolidated as the latest 1% appears to include both awards?

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  • cant see revised pay scales

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  • neither can I. Bad link is the message I got on screen

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  • Steve Ford

    Thanks for letting us know. I've now fixed the links at the bottom of the article, which were previously broken. Thanks again.

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  • I still can't access the link. Message box appears saying there is a problem reading the link?

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  • No problem with the link for me

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  • Link worked for me..if I understand it correctly pay scale for top band 5 was 27,901 then we got 280 non con rise taking us to a basic salary of 28,181.
    Now our basic will be 28,180. If they do away with unsocial hours pay I'm off

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  • So all they've done for a band 5 staff nurse is consolidate last years 1% pay rise, and we are no further ahead. Totally, utterly crap.

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  • You'll only notice the difference if you're not at the top of your incremental scale. I didn't receive a cost of living increase at all last year as I am only midway up the scale of my band, just my increment. The only good thing is that it is a consolidated pay rise now. You know what to do now, make sure you vote! Though saying that, it'll probably not make any difference who we vote for - they all use election rhetoric!

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