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Details of new pay bandings published after deal goes through

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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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