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Publications 

Our publishing programme aims to provide employers with up-to-date, relevant information and advice to support them to improve the working lives of staff and provide high-quality care for patients.

Our weekly NHS Workforce bulletin will alert you to our latest publications and keep you informed of workforce news.

Our fortnightly NHS Managers bulletin provides managers in the NHS with practical tips, tools and advice on key HR issues.

Pay circular

Pay and Conditions Circular (M&D) 2/2014

Date: 10/4/2014

Pay award for hospital medical and dental staff, doctors and dentists in public health, the community health service and salaried primary dental care. more

Pay circular

Pay and Conditions Circular (AforC) 1/2014

Date: 24/3/2014

This Pay and Conditions circular informs employers of the pay arrangements for staff covered by the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook (Agenda for Change) which apply between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015 only. more

Impact of smoking

Impact of smoking infographic

Date: 14/3/2014

Infographic highlighting the impact of smoking. more

Women in the NHS

Women in the NHS infographic

Date: 7/3/2014

Do you know how women contribute to the NHS workforce? more

Guide to our social side

NHS Employers - A guide to our social side

Date: 7/3/2014

Download our new poster to see how NHS Employers organisation is using social media to connect with others. more

Pay circular MD 1 2014

Pay Circular (M&D) 1/2014

Date: 28/2/2014

Additional Schedule added to the Specialty Doctor Terms and Conditions of Service (2008). more

Right to work checks

Right to work checks

Date: 27/1/2014

Revised and updated in July 2013, this document outlines the right to work checks NHS organisations must carry out for the appointment and ongoing employment of all individuals in the NHS. more

Paying the price of alcohol

Paying the price of alcohol

Date: 16/1/2014

Our new infographic looks at the impacts of alcohol on the UK and on the NHS. more

New Medicine Service (NMS) Guidance

New Medicine Service (NMS) Guidance

Date: 23/12/2013

This NMS Guidance, produced by NHS Employers and PSNC, has been updated to reflect recent changes to NHS commissioning structures. more

New Medicine Service (NMS) data definitions

New Medicine Service (NMS) data definitions

Date: 19/12/2013

This document provides advice and clarification for pharmacy contractors as to how to complete the approved NMS reporting template. more

Medicines Use Review (MUR) data definitions

Medicines Use Review (MUR) data definitions

Date: 18/12/2013

This document provides advice and clarification for pharmacy contractors as to how to complete the approved MUR reporting template. more

The use of compromise agreements and confidentiality clauses

The use of settlement agreements and confidentiality clauses

Date: 17/12/2013

Guidance to help outline some of the legal boundaries which employers need to think about when considering the use of settlement agreements when terminating employment. more

Guidance for employers within the NHS on the process for making severance payments

Guidance for employers within the NHS on the process for making severance payments

Date: 17/12/2013

This guidance has been formulated by the NHS Employers organisation to assist employers in handling special severance payments. more

Pathway to the new 2015 NHS Pension Scheme

Pathway to the new 2015 NHS Pension Scheme

Date: 13/12/2013

Poster outlining the pathway to the new 2015 NHS Pension Scheme. more

Guidance for the implementation of repeat dispensing

Guidance for the implementation of repeat dispensing

Date: 6/12/2013

This guidance highlights the potential benefits of repeat dispensing to GP practices and patients, and provides ten top tips for successful implementation. more

Automatic Enrolment: Lessons from the NHS

Automatic Enrolment: Lessons from the NHS

Date: 5/12/2013

This briefing highlights the experiences of NHS organisations that have already successfully implemented automatic enrolment, to help you to evaluate and benchmark your progress. more

Social media for chief executives: the essential guide

Social media for chief executives: the essential guide

Date: 11/11/2013

An essential guide for chief executives in the NHS, exploring leadership in the digital age. more

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HR and social media in the NHS.

Date: 11/11/2013

The NHS Employers organisation has published guidance to help the NHS realise the benefits of social media and implement a more permissive approach to its use. more

Increasing staff engagement with social media

Increasing staff engagement with social media

Date: 11/11/2013

This briefing looks at how you can use social media in your organisation to improve staff engagement. It is aimed at the HR community but will also be of interest to communications teams and line managers. more

Guidance on the Medicines Use Review service

Date: 5/11/2013

The MUR guidance is now is updated for October 2013. more

2013/14 Quality and outcomes framework FAQs

2013/14 Quality and outcomes framework FAQs

Date: 5/11/2013

These FAQs cover a number of historical issues and commonly asked questions. more

2013 NHS Employers workforce survey findings

2013 NHS Employers workforce survey findings

Date: 28/10/2013

In July 2013 the NHS Employers organisation invited HR directors from across the NHS to participate in a workforce survey. more

The new NHS support organisations infographic

The new NHS support organisations infographic

Date: 24/10/2013

Our new infographic looks at some of the organisations in the new system that support the NHS. more

NHS Employers' interpretation of pay protection for career grades returning to training

NHS Employers' interpretation of pay protection for career grades returning to training

Date: 17/10/2013

Guidance on the pay protection provisions for career grade doctors and dentists who choose to return to training. more

UPDATED Health visitor employment briefing

UPDATED Health visitor employment: from training to practice - a guide for employers

Date: 11/10/2013

To help employers meet the challenge of recruiting an extra 4,200 health visitors by 2015, We have published Health visitor employment: from training to practice – a guide for employers. more

Supporting staff wellbeing with digital tools

Supporting staff wellbeing with digital tools

Date: 23/9/2013

The NHS Employers organisation has published guidance to help the NHS realise the prominence of wellbeing and how digital tools can play a part in organisational support for staff. more

Earning infographic

Average earning in the NHS - infographic

Date: 9/9/2013

Handy and informative poster showing the average annual earnings in the NHS. more

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Guidance on the appointment and employment of locum doctors

Date: 30/8/2013

The NHS Employers organisation has published updated guidelines and standards for the appointment and employment of NHS locum doctors in order to safeguard the quality of patient care. more

Agenda for Change pay bands and points poster

Agenda for Change pay bands and points poster

Date: 12/8/2013

Poster detailing all the Agenda for Change pay bands and points from 1 April 2013. more

The GP practice - A guide for community pharmacists and pharmacy staff

The GP practice - A guide for community pharmacists and pharmacy staff

Date: 9/8/2013

Developed jointly by NHS Employers, the British Medical Association's General Practitioners Committee (GPC) and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) in 2010, this guide has been updated for 2013. more

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Maternity issues for doctors in training

Date: 5/8/2013

This factsheet provides guidance for doctors in training who need to plan maternity leave. more

Workplace health and safety standards (revised July 2013)

Workplace health and safety standards (revised July 2013)

Date: 29/7/2013

The NHS Staff Council’s Health, Safety and Wellbeing Partnership Group (HSWPG) has published a revised version of the workplace health and safety standards document with the support of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). more

Guiding principles for sharing information on healthcare workers

Guiding principles for sharing information on healthcare workers

Date: 25/7/2013

Revised and updated in July 2013, this guidance outlines how these principles can be introduced between healthcare organisations to share information. more

Verification of identity checks

Verification of identity checks

Date: 25/7/2013

Revised and updated in July 2013, this document outlines the identity checks that NHS organisations (across England) are required to undertake in the appointment and ongoing employment of individuals. more

Criminal record checks

Criminal record checks

Date: 25/7/2013

Revised and updated in July 2013, this document outlines the criminal record and barring checks that NHS organisations (across England) are required to undertake in the appointment and ongoing employment of individuals. more

Employment history and reference checks

Employment history and reference checks

Date: 25/7/2013

Revised and updated in July 2013, this document outlines the employment history and reference checks that NHS organisations (across England) are required to undertake in the appointment and ongoing employment of individuals. more

Work health assessments

Work health assessments

Date: 25/7/2013

Revised and updated in July 2013, this document replaces the previous Occupational Health Checks standard and outlines the work health assessments that NHS organisations are required to undertake. more

Registration and qualification checks

Registration and qualification checks

Date: 25/7/2013

Revised and updated in July 2013, the purpose of registration and qualification checks is to ensure that a prospective employee is recognised by the appropriate regulatory body and that they have the right qualifications to do the job. more

Pay Circular (M&D)3/2013

Pay Circular (M&D)3/2013

Date: 25/7/2013

Amendments to the Pay and Terms and Conditions of Service for hospital medical and dental staff, doctors and dentists in public health, doctors in the community health service and salaried primary dental care and Consultants (England) 2003. more

Using social media in your recruitment process: the essential guide for HR directors and managers

Using social media in your recruitment process: the essential guide for HR directors and managers

Date: 22/7/2013

An essential guide for HR directors and managers looking at recruitment in the NHS via social media. more

The community pharmacy - a guide for general practitioners and practice staff

The community pharmacy - a guide for general practitioners and practice staff

Date: 19/7/2013

Developed jointly by NHS Employers, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) and the British Medical Association's General Practitioners Committee (GPC) in 2010, this guide has been updated for 2013. more

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NHS Job Evaluation Handbook (fourth edition)

Date: 12/7/2013

The NHS Job Evaluation Handbook (fourth edition) is a comprehensive guide on job evaluation (JE) for the NHS. more

BME trailblazers in the NHS – Daphne Steele

BME trailblazers in the NHS – Daphne Steele

Date: 28/6/2013

On 5 July 2013, the NHS celebrates its 65th birthday. In the run up to this significant event, NHS Employers is profiling several leading BME individuals, all of whom are trailblazers – pioneers, leaders & experts in their respective fields of healthcare. more

BME trailblazers in the NHS - Owen Williams

BME trailblazers in the NHS - Owen Wilson

Date: 26/6/2013

As chief executive of Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust, Owen Williams is responsible for providing healthcare to 458,000 people in the trust’s catchment area. more

Recomendations for safe trainee changeover

Recommendations for safe trainee changeover

Date: 24/6/2013

This guide offers simple, practical recommendations that can be implemented in organisations to help mitigate the problems associated with simultaneous trainee changeover. more

The new NHS in 2013 infographic poster

The new NHS in 2013 infographic poster

Date: 20/6/2013

To help explain the new architecture of the NHS in 2013, NHS Employers have published a new infographic poster. more

Improving SAS appraisal: A guide for employers

Improving SAS appraisal: A guide for employers

Date: 17/6/2013

This guide aims to support employers to ensure that their SAS employees are able to engage fully with the appraisal process. more

BME trailblazers in the NHS: Lord Victor Adebowale

BME trailblazers in the NHS: Lord Victor Adebowale

Date: 10/6/2013

This profile celebrates the achievements of Lord Victor Adebowale, Baron Adebowale of Thornes in the County of West Yorkshire. more

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2013/14 patient participation directed enhanced service guidance

Date: 23/5/2013

NHS Employers, the General Practitioners Committee of the BMA and NHS England have jointly published the 2013/14 patient participation directed enhanced service guidance. more

2013/14 extended hours directed enhanced service guidance

2013/14 extended hours directed enhanced service guidance

Date: 23/5/2013

NHS Employers, the General Practitioners Committee of the BMA and NHS England have jointly published the 2013/14 extended hours directed enhanced service guidance. more

BME trailblazers in the NHS: Cecilia Anim

BME trailblazers in the NHS: Cecilia Anim

Date: 23/5/2013

On 5 July 2013, the NHS celebrates its 65th birthday. In the run up to this significant event, NHS Employers is profiling several leading BME individuals, all of whom are trailblazers – pioneers, leaders & experts in their respective fields of healthcare. more

In focus: Sir Keith Pearson

In focus: Sir Keith Pearson

Date: 20/5/2013

The third in this series of interviews profiles Sir Keith Pearson, chair of Health Education England. more

Pay Circular (AforC) 3/2013

Pay Circular (AforC) 3/2013

Date: 16/5/2013

Changes to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook (amendment number 29): reimbursement of employee NHS business travel costs. more

Protecting healthcare workers from sharps injuries

Protecting healthcare workers from sharps injuries

Date: 9/5/2013

Regulations implementing EU law (the “Sharps Directive”) come into force across the UK on 11 May 2013. more

Trailblazers: Raj Jain

BME trailblazers in the NHS: Raj Jain

Date: 18/4/2013

This profile celebrates the achievements of Raj Jain, chief executive officer of Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital. more

BME Trailblazers: Clive Clarke

BME trailblazers in the NHS: Clive Clarke

Date: 10/4/2013

As part of our BME trailblazer series, and to mark the 65th anniversary of the NHS, we will publish the profiles of 12 leading BME clinicians and managers. more

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2013/14 general medical services (GMS) contract - Guidance and audit requirements for new and amended services

Date: 3/4/2013

NHS Employers and the NHS England have published guidance on Enhanced Services (ES) in 2013/14 that will make use of the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) and Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS). more

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In Focus - Marie-Noelle Orzel

Date: 28/3/2013

Second trailblazer article for the Reservists: Focus On series. more

Pay circular MD 1/2013

Pay Circular (M&D) 1/2013

Date: 27/3/2013

This pay circular informs employers in the NHS (England) of the changes in the national pay and conditions of service of hospital medical and dental staff... more

Pay circular MD 2/2013

Pay Circular (M&D) 2/2013

Date: 27/3/2013

This pay circular notifies employers of changes to Terms and Conditions of service. more

Pay circular A for C 2/2013

Pay Circular (AforC) 2/2013

Date: 27/3/2013

Changes to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook (amendment number 28): pay and conditions for NHS staff covered by the Agenda for Change agreement. more

Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) for 2013/14

Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) for 2013/14

Date: 25/3/2013

The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) rewards practices for the provision of 'quality care' and helps to standardise improvements in the delivery of clinical care. It was introduced as part of the new GMS contract in 2004. more

Injury Allowance - Partnership Review of the NHS Injury Benefit Scheme – final agreement on proposals for reform

Injury Allowance - Partnership Review of the NHS Injury Benefit Scheme – final agreement on proposals for reform

Date: 22/3/2013

Following a NHS Staff Council partnership review of the NHS Injury Benefit Scheme new provisions for an Injury Allowance (IA) will be introduced on 31 March 2013. more

Pay Circular (AfC) 1/2013

Pay Circular (AfC) 1/2013

Date: 18/3/2013

Changes to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook (amendment number 28): Pay and conditions for NHS staff covered by the Agenda for Change agreement. more

Leaders and Reservists in the NHS - In Focus: Sir Andrew Cash

Leaders and Reservists in the NHS - In Focus: Sir Andrew Cash

Date: 18/2/2013

As part of our Focus On: Reservists series, we will be publishing six interviews with a number of leaders within the NHS workforce. more

BME trailblazer February 2013 - Barbara Burford

BME trailblazer February 2013 - Barbara Burford

Date: 15/2/2013

As part of our BME trailblazer series, this month we take a look at Barbara Burford. more

Putting the patient first: issues for HR from the Francis Report

Putting the patient first: issues for HR from the Francis Report

Date: 14/2/2013

This discussion paper has ask views from the HR community in response to the Report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry, chaired by Robert Francis QC (The Francis Report). more

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FAQs: Specialty & Associate Specialist Contracts

Date: 14/2/2013

These Frequently Asked Questions on the Specialty & Associate Specialist Contracts have been updated in agreement with the British Medical Association (BMA). more

BME trailblazer January 2013: Justus Akinsanya

BME trailblazer January 2013: Justus Akinsanya

Date: 10/1/2013

As part of our BME trailblazer series, this month we take a look at Justus Akinsanya more

A UK guide to job planning for specialty doctors and associate specialists

A UK guide to job planning for specialty doctors and associate specialists

Date: 26/11/2012

NHS Employers, the British Medical Association (BMA) and the devolved administrations have published a joint job planning guide for specialty and associate specialist doctors. more

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BME trailblazer November - Sir Netar Mallick

Date: 26/11/2012

As part of our BME trailblazer series, this month we take a look at Sir Netar Mallick. more

BME trailblazer October - Dame Karlene Davis

Date: 29/10/2012

As part of our series, and to mark the 65th anniversary of the NHS, we are saluting the achievements of Dame Karlene Davis this month. more

BME trailblazers in the NHS: Paula Vasco-Knight

BME trailblazers in the NHS: Paula Vasco-Knight

Date: 24/9/2012

Difference and equality inspired Paula Vasco-Knight from a young age. Her two very different grandfathers, one from Nigeria and the other from Scotland, had a strong friendship built on respect and embracing and celebrating their differences. more

New Medicine Service (NMS) data definitions

Date: 17/9/2012

This document has been published by NHS Employers and PSNC to help community pharmacy contractors complete the approved NMS reporting template. more

Medicines Use Review (MUR) data definitions

Date: 17/9/2012

This document has been published by NHS Employers and PSNC to help community pharmacy contractors complete the approved MUR reporting template. more

Pay Circular (AfC) 3/2012

Date: 5/9/2012

This pay circular informs employers of changes to the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook, which has been updated to acknowledge the creation of the NHS Commissioning Board and clinical commissioning groups. more

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BME trailblazers in the NHS: Professor Elizabeth Anionwu CBE

Date: 24/8/2012

As part of our BME trailblazer series, and to mark the 65th anniversary of the NHS, we will publish the profiles of 12 leading BME clinicians and managers. more

The staff engagement challenge - a factsheet for engaging NHS boards

Date: 20/8/2012

This factsheet looks at the crucial role of boards in the staff engagement process and how they can promote and embed it within their organisation. more

Ensuring education reform enhances patient outcome: providers' planning and driving a workforce budget of £5bn

Ensuring education reform enhances patient outcome: providers' planning and driving a workforce budget of £5bn

Date: 19/7/2012

The creation of Health Education England and Local Education and Training Boards provides the opportunity for employers to ensure that the national investment in education delivers the maximum benefits for patients. more

Rapid access to treatment and rehabilitation for NHS staff

Date: 16/7/2012

NHS Employers guidance aimed at supporting NHS organisations implementing rapid access to treatment and rehabilitation for NHS staff. more

BME trailblazer series: Lord Darzi

Date: 11/7/2012

This profile celebrates the contribution that Professor Lord Ara Darzi has made to the NHS. It is the first in a series of 12 profiles to be published by NHS Employers to mark the 65th anniversary of the NHS. more

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UK QOF FAQs - June 2012

Date: 25/6/2012

NHS Employers and the GPC have produced an updated set of QOF frequently asked questions (FAQs) for use by primary care organisations and general practice which cover a number of historical issues and commonly asked questions. more

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The staff engagement challenge - a factsheet for non-executive directors

Date: 11/6/2012

Staff engagement has been shown to be an essential element of successful productivity and quality improvement initiatives. Our new factsheets look at the crucial role that workforce leaders can play in improving staff engagement. more

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The staff engagement challenge - a factsheet for chief-executives

Date: 11/6/2012

Staff engagement has been shown to be an essential element of successful productivity and quality improvement initiatives. Our new factsheets look at the crucial role that workforce leaders can play in improving staff engagement. more

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The staff engagement challenge - a factsheet for finance directors

Date: 11/6/2012

Staff engagement has been shown to be an essential element of successful productivity and quality improvement initiatives. Our new factsheets look at the crucial role that workforce leaders can play in improving staff engagement. more

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The staff engagement challenge - factsheet for medical directors

Date: 11/6/2012

Staff engagement has been shown to be an essential element of successful productivity and quality improvement initiatives. Our new factsheets look at the crucial role that workforce leaders can play in improving staff engagement. more

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Health visitor employment: from training to practice - a guide for employers

Date: 11/6/2012

NHS Employers has published a briefing outlining an employment model to help meet the required increase of health visitor training places. more

Staying on course - supporting doctors in difficulty through early and effective action.

Date: 8/6/2012

This guidance highlights the importance of early intervention when concerns first arise about an individual doctor. more

Pay Circular (M&D) 1/2012

Pay Circular (M&D) 1/2012

Date: 8/6/2012

This informs employers in the NHS (England) of the freeze in the national pay rates of medical and dental staff effective from 1 April 2012. more

New Medicine Service guidance 2012

Date: 29/5/2012

The New Medicine Service guidance has been updated to provide details of the new payment structure that was introduced for the service in May 2012 and information on the loyalty payment to contractors who delivered the service between October & April 2012 more

The staff engagement challenge – a factsheet for nursing leaders and managers

Date: 16/5/2012

This factsheet looks at the main issues in the engagement of nurses and how this can be improved. more

Clinical governance requirements for community pharmacy - important dates

Date: 15/5/2012

All community pharmacy contractors must comply with the new clinical governance requirements, introduced in October 2011. more

NHS Employers: Our work 2011/12

NHS Employers: Our work 2011/12

Date: 14/5/2012

This publication provides a summary of our key work areas over the past 12 months. more

Clinical governance requirements for community pharmacy

Clinical governance requirements for community pharmacy

Date: 30/3/2012

In October 2011 the New Medicine Service and targeted MURs were introduced to the community pharmacy contractual framework (CPCF). Amendment of the clinical governance requirements of the CPCF was the final element of this package of changes to the CPCF. more

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Submission to the NHS Pay Review Body on market facing pay

Date: 15/3/2012

The NHS Employers organisation has submitted our evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB) on market facing pay and how the Agenda for Change national framework could be more locally responsive. more

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Pay Circular (AfC) 2/2012

Date: 15/3/2012

This pay circular informs employers of the changes to the national pay scales that take effect from 1 April 2012 for staff covered by the Agenda for Change agreement. more

Quality and Outcomes Framework for 2012/13

Quality and Outcomes Framework for 2012/13

Date: 5/3/2012

The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) rewards practices for the provision of 'quality care' and helps to standardise improvements in the delivery of clinical care. It was introduced as part of the new GMS contract in 2004. more

QOF Quality and Productivity (QP) Supplementary Guidance and FAQs for 2012/13

QOF Quality and Productivity (QP) Supplementary Guidance and FAQs for 2012/13

Date: 27/2/2012

QOF QP Indicators - supplementary guidance and frequently asked questions for PCOs and Practices across the UK. This document supersedes the 2011/12 QP supplementary guidance. more

Language competency: good practice guidance for employers

Language competency: good practice guidance for employers

Date: 27/2/2012

This document outlines the importance of language competency assessment and aims to provide good practice guidance for employers. more

NHS Employers Equality and Diversity Partners programme

NHS Employers Equality and Diversity Partners programme

Date: 27/2/2012

This document gives an overview of the programme, including how we recruit Partners, their purpose, role and duties and the benefits. more

Clinical Directed Enhanced Services (DES) guidance for 2012/13

Clinical Directed Enhanced Services (DES) guidance for 2012/13

Date: 20/2/2012

NHS Employers and the General Practitioners Committee of the British Medical Association have published guidance on the changes to the Clinical Directed Enhanced Services (DES) for 2012/13. more

Changes to nursing education: sharing local experiences

Changes to nursing education: sharing local experiences

Date: 13/2/2012

In September 2010, the Nursing and Midwifery Council published new Standards for pre-registration nursing education, which provide the framework for nursing education programmes and are central to how nurses will be trained. more

Pay Circular (AforC) 1/2012

Pay Circular (AfC) 1/2012

Date: 1/2/2012

This pay circular informs employers that changes have been agreed to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook. more

Working with hospital colleagues to support patients discharged from hospital

Working with hospital colleagues to support patients discharged from hospital

Date: 11/1/2012

Guidance for community pharmacists to aid engagement between hospital and community pharmacists to help raise awareness among secondary care colleagues of the benefits of engaging with community pharmacy and provide additional information for patients. more

Community pharmacy services - guidance for hospitals

Community pharmacy services - guidance for hospitals

Date: 11/1/2012

Guidance on the New Medicine Service and targeted Medicines Use Reviews and how these two services can support patients who have recently discharged from hospital and can help to improve the transfer of care between the hospital and the community setting. more

New disclosure and barring services – what employers need to know

New disclosure and barring services – what employers need to know

Date: 7/12/2011

As part of the Government’s review of the Vetting and Barring Scheme, which was introduced in October 2009, a new scaled back employment vetting scheme will be introduced along with a reform of the criminal record checking regime. more

Clinical governance requirements for community pharmacy

Clinical governance requirements for community pharmacy

Date: 28/11/2011

This document provides an overview of the clinical governance changes, confirmation of the approved particulars that are to be released and looks at the implications for pharmacies. more

Total reward in the NHS

Total reward in the NHS

Date: 15/11/2011

This Briefing recommends extending the annual benefits statement approach of illustrating employee benefits by adopting a total reward philosophy in NHS organisations. more

Medical revalidation: what employers need to know and do

Medical revalidation: what employers need to know and do

Date: 15/11/2011

Medical revalidation is the process by which all doctors with a licence to practise in the UK will need to satisfy the General Medical Council (GMC), at regular intervals that they are fit to practise and should retain that licence. more

Generating savings by improving health and well-being: Experiences in NHS trusts

Generating savings by improving health and well-being: Experiences in NHS trusts

Date: 15/11/2011

This briefing features examples of good practice from across the NHS to help inform the planning of strategies to further reduce sickness absence and highlights opportunities for financial savings that can be made. more

Enhancing employment practice to increase quality and safety

Enhancing employment practice to increase quality and safety

Date: 15/11/2011

A call from parts of the healthcare and broader community to introduce statutory regulation for healthcare assistants has sparked discussion and debate about ensuring safe patient care and driving continued improvement to the quality of care received. more

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New Medicine Service guidance

Date: 2/11/2011

The NMS guidance is for community pharmacists and commissioners and covers information that will help to ensure the NMS is both delivered and monitored successfully, such as contractor requirements, reporting arrangements and payment information. more

QOF Quality and Productivity (QP) Accident and Emergency Indicators

QOF Quality and Productivity (QP) Accident and Emergency Indicators

Date: 2/11/2011

NHS Employers and the General Practitioners Committee have agreed three new quality and productivity (QP) indicators which aim to reduce avoidable A&E attendances. more

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NHS Employers submission to the Doctors and Dentists Review Body

Date: 28/10/2011

The NHS Employers organisation has submitted our views to the pay review body for Doctors and Dentists. more

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NHS Employers’ response to the Department of Health’s NHS Pension Scheme consultation on proposed increases to employee contribution rates effective from April 2012

Date: 28/10/2011

The NHS Employers organisation's submission represents views from employers on the potential impact of the proposed increase in employee contributions for the NHS Pension Scheme on the NHS workforce and highlights any service delivery issues. more

Retaining your health visitor workforce

Retaining your health visitor workforce

Date: 21/10/2011

This document brings together suggestions and tips to help HR, line managers and staff side representatives work together to develop a retention strategy for your health visiting workforce. more

New arrangements for pensions contributions tax relief. Assessing the risk: resources for employers in the NHS

New arrangements for pensions contributions tax relief

Date: 28/9/2011

The Finance Act 2011 confirms the revised arrangements in respect of pension contribution tax relief. more

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The NHS Employers organisation's evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body for 2012/13

Date: 20/9/2011

The evidence informs the NHS Pay Review Body's consideration of the uplift for those Agenda for Change groups of staff earning £21,000 or less. more

Managing industrial disputes: guidance for employers in the NHS

Managing industrial disputes: guidance for employers in the NHS

Date: 9/9/2011

Guidance for employers on managing the legal, practical and operational risks presented by the threat of industrial disputes. more

Pay Circular (M&D) 1/2011

Pay circular (M&D) 1/2011

Date: 30/8/2011

This informs employers in the NHS (England) of the freeze in the national pay rates of hospital, medical, and dental staff, effective from 1 April 2011. more

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Flu fighting - getting started

Date: 22/8/2011

Your staff-facing seasonal flu vaccination campaign starts now. more

Community Pharmacy Services - briefing for GP practices

Community Pharmacy Services - briefing for GP practices

Date: 16/8/2011

The Professional Relationships Working Group have published a briefing for GP practices on the changes to the CPCF for 2011-12. more

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FAQs: Quality and outcomes framework

Date: 28/7/2011

NHS Employers and the General Practitioners Committee (GPC) of the British Medical Association (BMA) have agreed a set of UK QOF FAQs which cover a number of historical issues and commonly asked questions. more

A guide to consultant job planning

A guide to consultant job planning

Date: 4/7/2011

This new guide produced by NHS Employers and the British Medical Association (BMA) highlights the benefits of effective preparation for both managers and consultants. more

Pay Circular (AforC) 3/2011

Pay Circular (AforC) 3/2011

Date: 11/4/2011

This pay circular informs employers that changes have been agreed to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook in relation to the payment of national recruitment and retention premia (NRRP) to groups of staff identified in Annex R, table 20. more

Patient participation directed enhanced service (DES) for GMS contract: guidance and audit requirements for 2011/12-2012/13

Date: 5/4/2011

This document provides primary care trusts (PCTs) and practices with information to support implementation of the patient participation directed enhanced service (DES). more

Quality and Outcomes Framework guidance for GMS contract 2011/12

Quality and Outcomes Framework guidance for GMS contract 2011/12

Date: 5/4/2011

The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) rewards practices for the provision of 'quality care' and helps to standardise improvements in the delivery of clinical care. It was introduced as part of the new GMS contract in 2004. more

Pay Circular (AfC) 2/2011

Pay Circular (AforC) 2/2011

Date: 24/3/2011

NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook (amendment number 23): pay and conditions for NHS staff covered by the Agenda for Change agreement. more

Pay Circular (AforC) 1/2011

Date: 31/1/2011

This pay circular informs employers of the NHS Staff Council’s agreement on changes to Section 36: employment break scheme. more

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Influencing the future of education and training commissioning

Date: 11/1/2011

This discussion paper summarises the Department of Health’s (DH) consultation and seeks employer feedback on key questions. more

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Flexible workforce: strategic planning to reduce costs and improve quality

Date: 17/11/2010

Temporary staff in the NHS are essential for helping employers meet variations in activity levels, cover vacancies and short-term staff absences, and also bring in specific skills for short periods of time. more

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Staff engagement in the NHS: some local experience

Date: 16/11/2010

This Briefing sets out some tips on how to effectively engage your staff and help meet the current challenges facing the NHS. more

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Organ donation: raising awareness within the NHS

Date: 16/11/2010

NHS Employers has produced a Briefing ‘Organ donation: raising awareness within the NHS: Information for employers’ to raise awareness among the NHS workforce about the importance of organ donation. more

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Appraisals and KSF made simple – a practical guide

Date: 16/11/2010

This guide, produced by the NHS Staff Council, covers the independent review of KSF, how the KSF has been simplified and how KSF can be used to support staff development as part of appraisals. more

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Supporting appraisals: a simpler KSF

Date: 16/11/2010

Effective appraisals are a central part of employment practice, leading to improved staff performance, higher staff satisfaction and better patient outcomes. more

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Health, work and well-being in the NHS

Date: 16/11/2010

This Briefing helps senior managers in the NHS make staff health and well-being part of their organisation’s culture and embed it into their organisational policies. more

Pay Circular (AforC) 6/2010

Pay Circular (AforC) 6/2010

Date: 16/11/2010

This pay circular informs employers that the NHS Staff Council has agreed changes to Section 6 of the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook. more

The support workforce: developing your patient-facing staff for the future

Date: 15/11/2010

This Briefing explains why employers need to assess the shape of their workforce and invest in the development of their support workers to ensure both flexibility and sustainability in workforce supply. more

On-call review final report

On-call review final report

Date: 2/11/2010

NHS Staff Council final report about the national review of on-call. more

Pay circular (AfC) 5/2010

Pay circular (AfC) 5/2010

Date: 2/11/2010

Pay circular informing employers about the NHS Staff Council agreements on: an addition to section 2 of the NHS terms and conditions of service and an amendment to section 17 of the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook. more

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Working with radiation in the NHS – advice for managers and staff

Date: 29/10/2010

Advice for managers and staff on working with radiation in the NHS. more

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The Equality Act 2010: employment implications for the NHS - October 2010

Date: 15/10/2010

This Briefing ‘The Equality Act 2010: employment implications for the NHS’ aims to give the latest position and understanding about the Equality Act from a human resources perspective. more

Staff Council report – review of reimbursement of travel expenses

Staff Council report - review of reimbursement of travel expenses

Date: 14/10/2010

This document has details on the national review of the reimbursement of travel expenses, led by the NHS Staff Council. more

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Preparing for change: implementing the new pre-registration nursing standards

Date: 16/9/2010

The new standards for education from the Nursing and Midwifery Council provide the framework for pre-registration nurse education programmes and will determine how we train our future nursing workforce. more

Annual review 09-10

Annual review 2009/10

Date: 15/9/2010

The health white paper and need for up to £20 billion in efficiency savings in the NHS by 2013/14 present challenges for every organisation in the NHS. more

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Pay Circular (AfC) 4/2010

Date: 13/9/2010

This pay circular informs employers of a new Section 21: Right to Raise Concerns in the Public Interest (Whistleblowing), in the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook. more

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Pay circular (AfC) 3/2010

Date: 1/9/2010

National Mutually Agreed Resignation Scheme (MARS) for England. Changes to NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook (amendment 18). more

Working and training in the National Health Service – a guide for international medical graduates thinking about working or training in the UK

Date: 19/8/2010

a guide for international medical graduates thinking about working or training in the UK more

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NHS Pension Scheme retirement flexibilities resource pack

Date: 12/8/2010

This is web-based guidance, free to download and aimed primarily at HR directors and line managers. It will also be of relevance to members of NHS boards and organisations that are currently preparing for the NHS Pension Choice exercise. more

Pay Circular (M&D) 1/2010

Pay Circular (M&D) 1/2010

Date: 6/4/2010

Notification of pay rates for hospital medical and dental staff, doctors and dentists in public health, the community health service and salaried primary dental care more

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The GP practice - a guide for community pharmacists and pharmacy staff

Date: 1/4/2010

This guide aims to support general practitioners (GPs) and community pharmacists in developing more effective working relationships and in turn, improve primary care services for patients. more

The community pharmacy - a guide for general practitioners and practice staff

The community pharmacy - a guide for general practitioners and practice staff

Date: 1/4/2010

This guide aims to support general practitioners (GPs) and community pharmacists in developing more effective working relationships and in turn, improve primary care services for patients. more

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Information prescriptions self-assessment tool

Date: 29/3/2010

A self-assessment tool for managers which covers the steps an organisation needs to take to provide information prescriptions, as well as helping to identify the organisational and workforce support needed. more

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Volunteering pack

Date: 16/3/2010

The NHS Employers Volunteering pack provides employers with the practical information they need to help them respond to the Department of Health Strategic Vision for Volunteering. more

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Clinical directed enhanced services (DESs) for GMS contract – guidance and audit requirements for 2010/11

Date: 10/3/2010

This document provides guidance and audit requirements for the four clinical DESs for the GMS contract for 2010/11. more

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Working it out: employment for people with a mental health condition

Date: 3/3/2010

The link between employment and positive mental health is an issue of great importance for the NHS, both in terms of supporting service users to recover from mental health conditions and for improving staff productivity. more

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Pay circular (AfC) 2/2010

Date: 22/2/2010

This pay circular informs employers of the changes to national pay scales that take effect from 1 April 2010 for staff covered by the Agenda for Change agreement. more

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Pay circular (AfC) 1/2010

Date: 25/1/2010

This pay circular informs employers of changes to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook covering on-call arrangements, equal opportunities, changes to current legislation, good practice and guidance on frequently asked questions. more

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Human rights and human resources in the NHS: implications for the workplace

Date: 19/1/2010

This Briefing outlines a human rights approach to managing workplace practices, which can not only keep organisations operating within the law, but can help further the reputation of the NHS as a model employer. more

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Connecting diversity with leadership

Date: 19/1/2010

Leadership and the potential impact it can have on organisational performance and patient experience is at the forefront of the agenda within the NHS. more

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The NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework - Case studies

Date: 27/11/2009

The case studies included in this publication show how partnership working and effective use of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) has been instrumental in helping organisations ensure that the benefits of Agenda for Change are fully realised. more

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Pay Circular (AfC) 3/2009

Date: 16/11/2009

This circular informs NHS organisation of changes to unsocial hours’ payments during annual leave. The circular also includes the amended section 13 of the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook. more

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Talent for tough times: how to identify, attract and retain the talent you need

Date: 4/11/2009

It is more important than ever that the NHS is attracting, retaining and developing talented people who are adaptable and up to the challenges ahead. This practical briefing will get you started. more

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Reaping the rewards: retraining refugee healthcare professionals for the NHS

Date: 3/11/2009

This briefing explores the benefits for the NHS in supporting and employing refugee healthcare professionals. more

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Improving staff engagement: a practical toolkit

Date: 3/11/2009

NHS Employers has teamed up with the international staff engagement specialists O C Tanner to produce Improving staff engagement – a practical toolkit. more

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Leading the NHS workforce through to recovery

Date: 3/11/2009

Workforce leaders need to act now to help the NHS save £20 billion over the next three to five years, while maintaining quality and safety and preparing for economic recovery. more

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Pension Choice? Career and retirement options for the NHS

Date: 2/11/2009

This briefing is for boards and human resource directors in NHS organisations in England. It covers the strategic issues and potential risks for boards in relation to the NHS Pension Choice exercise. more

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DES for H1N1 vaccination programme – JCVI priority groups

Date: 29/10/2009

This guidance document has been produced by NHS Employers and the General Practitioners Committee, and outlines the Directed Enhanced Service (DES) for the swine flu vaccination programme for the JCVI priority groups. more

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Pay circular (AfC) 2/2009

Date: 14/10/2009

This circular informs NHS organisations of a change to the provisions on contractual continuity of service in Section 12, and temporary changes to the provisions working time regulations in Section 27 of the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook. more

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NHS Employers submission to the NHS Pay Review Body 2010/11

Date: 12/10/2009

This is NHS Employers evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body for the 2010/11 pay round. more

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NHS Employers evidence to the pay review body on doctors’ and dentists’ remuneration 2010/2011

Date: 7/10/2009

This is NHS Employers evidence to the Doctors' and Dentists' Review Body for the 2010/11 pay round. more

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NHS Employers’ submission to the senior salaries review body 2010/2011

Date: 7/10/2009

This is NHS Employers submission to the Senior Salaries Review Body for the 2010/11 pay round. more

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NHS Employers evidence to the pay review body on doctors’ and dentists’ remuneration – General Medical Services contract 2010/2011

Date: 7/10/2009

This document outlines NHS Employers evidence to the Doctors and Dentists’ Pay Review Body for the General Medical Services Contract for 2010/11. more

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(M&D) 2/2009 - Changes to consultants TCS and corrigendum to M&D 1/2009

Date: 25/8/2009

A pay circular informing the service of changes to the consultants Terms and Conditions of Service and a corrigendum to Annex A Section 7 of Pay Circular (M&D)1/2009. more

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Pharmacy-based stop smoking services: optimising commissioning

Date: 23/7/2009

This guidance outlines the key areas for primary care trusts (PCTs) when commissioning pharmacy-based stop smoking services. It includes details on assessing local needs and mapping these against existing services, and identifying what needs to change. more

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Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments – a practical guide

Date: 10/7/2009

This guidance and individual supporting guides explain why Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments (PNAs) are important and how they fit into PCT’s planning cycles. more

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The role of the nurse

Date: 8/6/2009

This discussion paper aims to give employers a summary of the emerging issues and to provoke thought and discussion about proposals to modernise the nursing workforce. more

Better, safer doctors: implementing medical revalidation

Better, safer doctors: implementing medical revalidation

Date: 5/6/2009

This Briefing explains the key elements of medical revalidation, sets out the various roles and responsibilities, and discusses the areas that remain to be resolved as the implementation of revalidation begins. more

Local employment partnerships

Local employment partnerships: creating opportunities to unlock local talent

Date: 5/5/2009

This Briefing has been produced to support employers, providing information about what a local employment partnership is and showcasing examples of its success. It clearly shows the benefits of these partnerships for the employer and the individual. more

Managing diversity: making it core business

Managing diversity: making it core business

Date: 29/4/2009

This briefing explores why diversity is critical to the core of how the NHS operates. The value of creative diversity management and helping deliver the NHS vision of personalised care and quality based on safe effective care and patient experience. more

M&D (1/2009) Annual pay increase 2009/10

(M&D) 1/2009 - Annual pay increase 2009/10

Date: 9/4/2009

The new pay circular informing the service of the annual pay increases for medical and dental staff has been published on our website. more

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Annual review 2008/2009

Date: 6/4/2009

With a multi-year pay deal in place, a new constitution, and the NHS Next Stage Review setting the strategic direction for the future, the NHS approached 2009 ready for the next decade. more

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Clinical DES guidance GMS contract 2008/09

Date: 5/3/2009

This guidance, that includes the audit requirements, covers the five clinical Directed Enhanced Services (DESs) for the General Medical Services Contract (GMS) for 2008/09. more

Transforming community health services

Transforming community health services briefing

Date: 2/3/2009

Transforming community health services has become a key priority for many NHS organisations over the last year and many organisations are beginning to consider the workforce aspects of the transformation programme. more

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Pay circular (AfC) 1/2009

Date: 13/2/2009

This pay circular informs NHS organisations of the changes to national pay scales that take effect from 1 April 2009 for staff covered by the Agenda for Change agreement. more

Equality impact assessments in the NHS – a guide for employers

Equality impact assessments in the NHS – a guide for employers

Date: 15/1/2009

Under the Race Relations Act (2000), Disability Discrimination Act (2005) and Equality Act (2006), all public sector organisations need to undertake race, disability and gender impact assessments on new and existing policies and procedures. more

Monitoring briefing

Monitoring for equality and diversity: what healthcare employers need to know and do

Date: 15/1/2009

NHS organisations need to know who their patients and staff are, and understand their needs, in order to improve services and employee experiences. more

Modernising scientific careers

Modernising scientific careers

Date: 22/12/2008

The healthcare science workforce forms the largest group of scientists in a single employment sector in the UK. more

NHS Employers' supplementary evidence to the Senior Salaries Review Body 2009/2010

NHS Employers' supplementary evidence to the Senior Salaries Review Body 2009/2010

Date: 1/12/2008

A consultation with Primary Care Trusts, Ambulance Trusts and Special Health Authorities on the Department of Health’s response to the independent evaluation of the pay framework for very senior managers in the NHS. more

The healthy workplace agenda

The healthy workplace agenda

Date: 28/11/2008

Dame Carol Black's report into the health of the working-age population and the positive Government response presents an opportunity for the NHS to create new standards for the provision of wellness services. more

The points-based system-how the immigration overhaul affects NHS recruitment

The points-based system - how the immigration overhaul affects NHS recruitment

Date: 24/11/2008

This briefing outlines the changes to the immigration system and explains what NHS trusts must do to meet the requirements of the new system. more

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Consultant contract programme

Date: 4/11/2008

This briefing outlines some of the findings, successes and learning from the NHS Employers' large scale workforce change (LSWC) programme that worked with 47 NHS trust teams to look at the benefits of effective implementation of the consultant contract. more

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Improving patient safety and information governance programme

Date: 4/11/2008

This briefing outlines some of the findings, successes and learning from the NHS Employers' large scale workforce change (LSWC) improving patient safety and information governance programme that ended in October 2008. more

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Medical training and careers

Date: 4/11/2008

This briefing sets out the employers' vision for the future direction of medical careers, ensuring that we are training the doctors that we need to provide high quality care for all. more

Mental health and employment in the NHS

Mental health and employment in the NHS

Date: 4/11/2008

As the largest public sector employer in the UK, the NHS can make a significant contribution to combating discrimination against people with mental health problems. more

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NHS Jobs - delivering the future for NHS recruitment

Date: 4/11/2008

This briefing provides an overview of NHS Jobs, outlines the benefits for employers and shares details of some of the future developments that willl ensure NHS Jobs continues to deliver a fit-for-purpose online recruitment service more

Single equality schemes in the NHS

Single equality schemes in the NHS

Date: 4/11/2008

Briefing on Single Equality Schemes (SES), including learning from NHS trusts who have already developed an SES. more

Staff engagement in the NHS

Staff engagement in the NHS

Date: 4/11/2008

This briefing brings together the evidence and good practice to support trusts with making NHS staff engagement a reality. more

Clinical directed enhanced services (DES) guidance for GMS contract 2008/09

Clinical directed enhanced services (DES) guidance for GMS contract 2008/09: Delivering investment in general practice

Date: 2/9/2008

Implementation guidance on the clinical directed enhanced services (DESs) for the GMS contract 2008/09 (April 2008). more

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Equality Bill

Date: 12/8/2008

Summary of the Government’s Equality Bill published July 2008. more

Tackling healthcare associated infections

Social Partnership Forum - Tackling healthcare associated infections through workforce policies and practices: a partnership approach

Date: 7/7/2008

Social Partnership Forum document on tackling healthcare associated infections through workforce policies and practices (July 2008). more

NHS Next Stage Review - workforce issues

NHS Next Stage Review - workforce issues

Date: 30/6/2008

Workforce issues, and particularly the importance of engaging and involving staff, are a central theme of the NHS Next Stage Review (NSR). more

Positive Action - Five years on

Positive Action - Five years on: Addressing future workforce demands through Positive Action

Date: 13/6/2008

This briefing provides an update on the work healthcare organisations are undertaking in relation to Positive Action (June 2008). more

Quality and Outcomes Framework guidance for GMS contract - complete

Quality and Outcomes Framework guidance for GMS contract 2008/09 - Complete

Date: 4/6/2008

This guidance has been produced jointly by NHS Employers and the General Practitioners Committee and forms part of the GMS contract changes for 2008/9 (April 2008). more

Quality and Outcomes Framework guidance - Part 1

Quality and Outcomes Framework guidance for GMS contract 2008/09 Pt. 1

Date: 4/6/2008

Part 1 (Pages 1-33) of the Quality and Outcomes Framework guidance. This guidance has been produced jointly by NHS Employers and the General Practitioners Committee and forms part of the GMS contract changes for 2008/9 (April 2008). more

Quality and Outcomes Framework guidance Part 2 (pages 34-63)

Quality and Outcomes Framework guidance for GMS contract 2008/09 Pt. 2

Date: 4/6/2008

Part 2 (Pages 34-63) of the Quality and Outcomes Framework guidance. This guidance has been produced jointly by NHS Employers and the General Practitioners Committee and forms part of the GMS contract changes for 2008/9 (April 2008). more

Quality and Outcomes Framework guidance Part 3 (pages 36-96)

Quality and Outcomes Framework guidance for GMS contract 2008/09 Pt. 3

Date: 4/6/2008

Part 3 (Pages 64-96) of the Quality and Outcomes Framework guidance. This guidance has been produced jointly by NHS Employers and the General Practitioners Committee and forms part of the GMS contract changes for 2008/9 (April 2008). more

Quality and Outcomes Framework guidance Part 4 (pages 97-131)

Quality and Outcomes Framework guidance for GMS contract 2008/09 Pt. 4

Date: 4/6/2008

Part 4 (Pages 97-131) of the Quality and Outcomes Framework guidance. This guidance has been produced jointly by NHS Employers and the General Practitioners Committee and forms part of the GMS contract changes for 2008/9 (April 2008). more

Quality and Outcomes Framework guidance Part 5 (pages 132-149)

Quality and Outcomes Framework guidance for GMS contract 2008/09 Pt. 5

Date: 4/6/2008

Part 5 (Pages 132-149) of the Quality and Outcomes Framework guidance. This guidance has been produced jointly by NHS Employers and the General Practitioners Committee and forms part of the GMS contract changes for 2008/9 (April 2008). more

Maximising the role of physiotherapists in delivering occupational health services

Maximising the role of physiotherapists in delivering occupational health services

Date: 9/5/2008

This briefing, developed with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), sets out the business case for trusts for developing fast track physiotherapy services for staff in this area (May 2008). more

Costing methodology for GMS practice payments during an influenza pandemic

Costing methodology for GMS practice payments during an influenza pandemic

Date: 8/5/2008

Costing methodology for GMS practice payments during an influenza pandemic (May 2008). more

Principles for GMS practice payments during an influenza pandemic

Principles for GMS practice payments during an influenza pandemic

Date: 8/5/2008

Principles for GMS practice payments during an influenza pandemic (May 2008). more

Employing and supporting specialty doctors: A guide to good practice

Employing and supporting specialty doctors: A guide to good practice

Date: 1/5/2008

NHS Employers has produced this good practice guide, in association with the DH Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) team, for employers of specialty doctors to help them work towards the common goals of improved standards (April 2008). more

Pay circular M&D 5/2008

(M&D) 5/2008 - Mileage rates

Date: 1/5/2008

This pay circular informs NHS employers of the new mileage rates for hospital medical and dental staff, and doctors and dentists in public health, the community health service and salaried primary dental care. more

Pay circular (AforC) 5-2008

Pay circular (AfC) 5/2008

Date: 1/5/2008

This pay circular informs employers of the extension of the period of protection of on-call allowances and changes to the rates of motor cycle allowances. more

Navigating equality and diversity: guidance for the NHS

Navigating equality and diversity: guidance for the NHS

Date: 17/4/2008

A summary of the key equality and diversity guidance for the NHS (April 2008). more

NHS Employers Annual Review 07-08

NHS Employers Annual Review 07-08

Date: 7/4/2008

This review sets out our significant achievements on behalf of employers and our plans for the year ahead. more

Pay circular M&D (3/2008)

(M&D) 3/2008 - Annual pay increase 2008/09

Date: 1/4/2008

Changes in national pay and conditions of service of hospital medical and dental staff, doctors and dentists in public health, the community health service, salaried primary dental care and salaried GPs, with effect from 1 April 2008. more

Pay circular M&D (4/2008)

(M&D) 4/2008 - New core specialty registrars pay scale

Date: 1/4/2008

Informing NHS employers of a new pay scale for specialty registrars in core training & changes in the national conditions of service for hospital medical and dental staff & doctors & dentists in public health & the community health service. more

Pay Circular (AfC) 4/2008

Pay Circular (AfC) 4/2008

Date: 1/4/2008

This pay circular informs employers of agreed changes to the rates of mileage allowances in Annex L of the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook. Reference is also made to reimbursement of fuel costs for lease cars (Annex M). more

Pay Circular (AforC) 1-2008

Pay Circular (AfC) 1/2008

Date: 1/4/2008

This pay circular informs NHS employers of the changes that have been agreed to take effect from 1 April 2008 for the remuneration of Agenda for Change staff working at unsocial times in standard hours. more

Ill health retirement and sickness absence management: new arrangements for the NHS

Ill health retirement and sickness absence management: new arrangements for the NHS

Date: 31/3/2008

This briefing outlines the new arrangements for ill health retirement benefits and sickness absence management and the implications for employers (March 2008). more

Partnership review of ill health retirement, injury benefit and sickness absence in the NHS (final agreement)

Partnership review of ill health retirement, injury benefit and sickness absence in the NHS (Final agreement)

Date: 31/3/2008

This document outlines details of the joint final agreement for ill health retirement benefits and sickness absence management (March 2008). more

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007

Date: 10/3/2008

A briefing that summarises the CMCHA and the key actions for employers to ensure compliance (March 2008). more

Enabling work experience in the NHS (NHS Careers Toolkit)

Enabling work experience in the NHS (NHS Careers Toolkit)

Date: 4/3/2008

NHS Careers pack detailing the process for taking on work experience candidates along with useful resources and application information. more

The opportunity to engage: work experience and our future workforce

The opportunity to engage: work experience and our future workforce

Date: 3/3/2008

This briefing explains why the onus is on each trust to seize the opportunity that work experience programmes provide (February 2008). more

Contract proposals for specialty doctors and associate specialists: Introduction for employers

Contract proposals for specialty doctors and associate specialists: Introduction for employers

Date: 3/3/2008

This briefing provides an overview of the proposed arrangements for new contracts for staff and associate specialist doctors and the implications for employers (March 2008). more

Pay circular AforC (3-2008)

Pay circular AfC (3/2008)

Date: 1/3/2008

This circular informs NHS employers of changes in the pay and terms and conditions for staff on Agenda for Change contracts. A multi year pay settlement will apply to national pay scales that take effect from 1 April 2008, 1 April 2009 & 1 April 2010. more

Interim report: the Social Partnership Forum Action Plan

Interim report: the Social Partnership Forum Action Plan for maximising employment opportunities for newly qualified healthcare professionals in a changing NHS

Date: 14/2/2008

Interim report on the Social Partnership Action Plan for maximising employment opportunities for newly qualified healthcare professionals (October 2007). more

Pay circular AforC (2-2008)

Pay circular AfC (2/2008)

Date: 1/2/2008

This pay circular informs employers about agreed changes to Section 14 of the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook and introduces a supporting annex which provides an outline framework to support the management of sickness absence. more

Securing the AHP workforce capacity to achieve the 18 week target

Securing the AHP workforce capacity to achieve the 18 week target

Date: 10/1/2008

This paper has been developed with AHP Federation and supports employers in maximising the potential of allied health professionals (AHPs) to deliver the 18 week target. more

Pay circular M&D (1/2008)

(M&D) 1/2008 - Introduction of new contract for Specialty and Associate Specialist

Date: 1/1/2008

This pay circular informs NHS employers of the introduction of the Specialty Doctor grade and new contractual arrangements for the Associate Specialist (2008) grade. more

NHS Employer’s response to Dame Carol Black’s review of the health of Britain’s working age population

NHS Employers' response to Dame Carol Black’s review of the health of Britain’s working age population

Date: 1/12/2007

Information gathered through consultation with NHS organisations and through input from reference groups on the key areas, has informed our response. more

Working with lesbian, gay or bisexual people: A ten point action plan

Working with lesbian, gay or bisexual people: A ten point action plan

Date: 29/11/2007

A ten point action plan produced by NHS Employers and Stonewall, to help NHS organisations create an environment which is free from discrimination and harassment. more

Lessons from the consultant contract

Lessons from the consultant contract

Date: 28/11/2007

A report on the lessons to be learned from the negotiation and implementation process. more

Pandemic influenza – Draft (for comment) Human Resources guidance for the NHS

Pandemic influenza – Human Resources guidance for the NHS

Date: 22/11/2007

This human resources guidance for the NHS covers the key HR issues that would arise in the event of an outbreak of pandemic flu. more

Pandemic influenza – HR issues

Pandemic influenza – HR issues

Date: 22/11/2007

This briefing summarises the main HR issues in the Department of Health's draft guidance for responding to an influenza pandemic, to support organisations when commenting on the guidance (November 2007). more

Salaried dentists - Appraisal guidance

Salaried dentists - Appraisal guidance

Date: 9/11/2007

This paper sets out the national model appraisal scheme and is the outcome of discussion and agreement between NHS Employers and the British Dental Association. more

Salaried dentists - Job planning guidance

Salaried dentists - Job planning guidance

Date: 9/11/2007

Guidance on the job planning process for the proposed new contract for salaried dentists (November 2007). more

Salaried Primary Dental Care Services - Summary agreement

Salaried Primary Dental Care Services - Summary agreement

Date: 31/10/2007

A summary of the proposed changes to the Salaried Primary Dental Care Services terms and conditions (November 2007). more

Building bridges consultation

Building bridges consultation

Date: 22/10/2007

Consultation on how best to co-ordinate and integrate training and guidance services for refugee healthcare professionals in London to help them back into employment. more

The partnership review of ill health retirement, injury benefit and sickness absence in the NHS (Summary of joint proposals)

Partnership review of ill health retirement, NHS injury benefit scheme and sickness absence (Summary of joint proposals)

Date: 22/10/2007

Summary of the proposals for managing ill health retirements and sickness absence in the NHS (October 2007). more

The partnership review of ill health retirement, injury benefit and sickness absence in the NHS

The partnership review of ill health retirement, injury benefit and sickness absence in the NHS (Consultation on proposed scheme changes)

Date: 22/10/2007

Briefing for employers outlining the key proposals and next steps for employers on the ill health retirement and sickness absence consultation (October 2007). more

Changes to the NHS Pension Scheme

Changes to the NHS Pension Scheme

Date: 18/10/2007

An NHS Employers briefing for organisations on changes to the NHS Pension Scheme (September 2007) more

Electronic rostering: helping to improve workforce productivity

Electronic rostering: helping to improve workforce productivity

Date: 1/10/2007

This guide highlights the productivity benefits of e-rostering systems to roster all staff groups and provides trusts with key information to enable them to choose and successfully implement an e-rostering system (October 2007). more

Developing an age strategy: a step-by-step guide

Developing an age strategy: a step-by-step guide

Date: 21/9/2007

This is a guide for employers on developing an age strategy including flexible working in the run-up to retirement (July 2007). more

GMS Formula Review: report to plenary and the Departments of Health in England and Wales (Summary of consultation)

GMS Formula Review: report to plenary and the Departments of Health in England and Wales (Summary of consultation)

Date: 7/9/2007

A summary report on responses to a consultation, on the review of the GMS global sum formula (September 2007). more

Large scale workforce change: Maternity support worker role implementation programme

Large scale workforce change: Maternity support worker role implementation programme

Date: 24/8/2007

This briefing summarises some of the key findings, successes and learning from the second of the NHS Employers' large scale workforce change programmes (August 2007). more

Large scale workforce change briefing: The 18-week wait programme

Large scale workforce change briefing: The 18-week wait programme

Date: 23/7/2007

A briefing outlining the findings, successes and learning from NHS Employers' large scale workforce change (LSWC) 18-week programme that ended in June 2007. more

Pay Circular (M&D) 7/2007

(M&D) 7/2007 - Pay increase November 2007/08

Date: 1/7/2007

This pay circular informs NHS employers of the changes with effect from 1 November 2007 in the national pay and conditions of service of hospital medical and dental staff and doctors in public health medicine and the community health service. more

NHS Pension Scheme Reviews

NHS Pension Scheme Reviews

Date: 14/6/2007

Outlines the latest developments in NHS Pension Scheme Review as well as the partnership review of ill health retirement, injury benefit and sickness absence in the NHS. more

Pay Circular (M&D) 6/2007

(M&D) 6/2007 - Pay rates for Locum appointments for service (SpR)

Date: 1/6/2007

This pay circular notifies employers of rates of pay for Locum Appointments for Service in the Specialty Registrar grade, of amendments to the T&C of Service for Hospital Medical and Dental Staff and Doctors in Public Health Medicine. more

Pay Circular (MandD) 2-2007

(M&D) 2/2007 - Annual pay increase April 2007/08

Date: 1/4/2007

This pay circular informs NHS employers of the changes with effect from 1 April 2007 in the national pay and conditions of service of hospital medical and dental staff and doctors in public health medicine and the community health service. more

Pay Circular (MandD) 4-2007

(M&D) 4/2007 - Introduction of the specialty registrar grade

Date: 1/4/2007

This pay circular notifies employers of the introduction of the specialty registrar grade and amendments to the terms and conditions of service in respect of pay on return to training. more

Pay Circular (M&D) 5/2007

(M&D) 5/2007 - Changes to maternity leave, parental leave and pay arrangements

Date: 1/4/2007

This pay circular notifies employers of changes in respect of maternity leave and pay arrangements, parental and carers leave provisions and flexible working arrangements from 1 April 2007. more

Pay Circular (AforC) 2-2007

Pay Circular (AfC) 2/2007

Date: 1/4/2007

This pay circular informs NHS employers of changes, in respect of maternity, and related leave and pay provisions, general statement on equality and diversity, parental and carers leave provisions and flexible working arrangements from 1 April 2007. more

Pay Circular (AforC) 4/2007

Pay Circular (AfC) 4/2007

Date: 1/4/2007

This pay circular informs NHS employers of the changes that have been agreed to take effect from 1 April 2007 and 1 November 2007 in the national conditions of service for the staff covered by the Agenda for Change agreement. more

Pay Circular (MandD) 3-2007

(M&D) 3/2007 - Changes to the Consultants' on call availability TCS 2003

Date: 1/3/2007

This pay circular notifies employers of changes to the 2003 consultant (England) Terms and Conditions of Service. more

Securing and retaining staff for health and social care – a partnership approach

Securing and retaining staff for health and social care – a partnership approach

Date: 21/2/2007

This framework assists employers in the redeployment and recruitment of staff. It includes case studies on both redeployment of existing staff and recruitment of newly qualified healthcare professionals (October 2006). more

GMS update

GMS update

Date: 5/2/2007

An update on the GMS contract and negotiations (February 2007). more

Pay circular M&D (2/2008)

(M&D) 2/2008 - Introduction of revised NHS Pension Scheme

Date: 1/2/2007

This pay circular informs NHS employers of consequential changes to the medical and dental TCS and contracts related to the introduction of revised NHS Pension Scheme arrangements. more

The future of the medical workforce (Discussion paper)

The future of the medical workforce (Discussion paper)

Date: 17/1/2007

The future of the medical workforce has been the subject of scrutiny and debate for years. Read this discussion paper for the latest thinking on the issues and questions they raise. more

Pay Circular (M&D) 1/2007

(M&D) 1/2007 - Changes in redundancy pay

Date: 1/1/2007

This pay circular notifies employers of a change, in respect of redundancy pay, to the hospital medical and dental staff, doctors in public health medicine and the community health service (2002) T&C of Service (TCS) and the T&C Consultants (En) 2003. more

Pay Circular (AfC) 1-2007

Pay Circular (AfC) 1/2007

Date: 1/1/2007

This pay circular notifies employers of the agreed arrangements for the remuneration of specialist trainees in public health under the Agenda for Change agreement. more

Pay Circular (M&D) 4/2006

(M&D) 4/2006 - Pay increase November 2006

Date: 1/11/2006

This pay circular informs NHS employers of the changes with effect from 1 November 2006 in the national pay and conditions of service of consultants on both the pre 2003 and 2003 consultant contracts and of locum rates for Foundation level 2 progr. more

Briefing 26: From hospital to home

From hospital to home - Supporting nurses to move from hospital to the community

Date: 1/11/2006

This briefing, produced jointly with the Chief Nursing Officer as part of Modernising Nursing Careers2, identifies issues facing employers and suggests practical steps for addressing these. more

Pay Circular (AforC) 3/2007

Pay Circular (AfC) 3/2007

Date: 1/10/2006

This pay circular formally incorporates the agreed redundancy arrangements which took effect from the 1 October 2006 for staff covered by the Agenda for Change agreement. more

NHS Employers guidance - Bullying and harassment

NHS Employers guidance - Bullying and harassment

Date: 1/4/2006

This guidance is intended for all staff throughout the NHS in England and in the case of junior doctors will supplement work being carried out by NHS Employers Equality and Diversity team. more

Pay Circular (MandD) 1-2006

(M&D) 1/2006 - Pay increase April 2006

Date: 1/4/2006

This pay circular informs NHS employers of the changes with effect from 1 April 2006 in the national pay and conditions of service of hospital medical and dental staff and doctors in public health medicine and the community health service. more

Pay Circular (AfC) 1-2006

Pay Circular (AfC) 1/2006

Date: 1/4/2006

This pay circular informs NHS employers of the changes from 1 April 2006 in national pay for the staff covered by the Agenda for Change agreement and the changes to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service handbook. more

Pay Circular (M&D) 3/2006

(M&D) 3/2006 - Introduction of Foundation Programme & mileage allowances for Junior doctors on rotation

Date: 1/3/2006

This pay circular notifies employers of the new grade names and pay scale details for Foundation Trainees with immediate effect, the forthcoming closure of existing training grades, and contains revised guidance on the payment of mileage allowances. more

Pay Circular (MandD) 2-2006

(M&D) 2/2006 - Change to the 2003 consultant model contract

Date: 1/2/2006

This pay circular notifies employers of changes to the 2003 consultant model contract. more

Take control of stress

Take control of stress

Date: 25/10/2005

What is stress? Why do we get stressed? What causes stress? How we recognise stress and how to take control of stress. more

Pay Circular (MandD) 5-2005

(M&D) 5/2005 - Changes to the 2003 consultant contract

Date: 1/5/2005

This pay circular notifies employers of changes to the 2003 consultant model contract (England). more

Pay Circular (M&D) 4/2005

(M&D) 4/2005 - Amendments to the Terms & Conditions of service to the 2003 Consultant

Date: 1/4/2005

This pay circular notifies employers of changes to the 2003 consultant contract (England) Terms and Conditions of Service. more

Pay Circular (MandD) 3-2005

(M&D) 3/2005 - Changes to the National Health Service

Date: 1/3/2005

This pay circular notifies employers of changes to the National Health Service Hospital Medical and Dental Staff and Doctors in Public Health Medicine and the Community Health Service. more

Pay Circular (MandD) 2-2005

(M&D) 2/2005 - Fees and allowances for sessional work in Community Health Services

Date: 2/2/2005

Fees and allowances payable to Doctors for Sessional Work in the Community Health Services, Medical Services to Local Authorities (under Collaborative Arrangements) and Medical Examinations of Prospective National Health Service Employees. more

Pay Circular (AfC) 2-2005

Pay Circular (AfC) 2/2005

Date: 2/2/2005

Agenda for Change: NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook, Uplifts to pay and certain allowances. more

Pay Circular (MandD) 1-2005

(M&D) 1/2005 - Annual pay increase April 2005

Date: 1/1/2005

Pay and Conditions for Hospital Medical and Dental Staff, Doctors in Public Health Medicine and the Community Health Service. more

Pay Circular (AfC) 1-2005

Pay Circular (AfC) 1/2005

Date: 1/1/2005

Agenda for Change: NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook, Amendment to Section 27: Working Time Regulations. more

The concise NHS Handbook 2013/14

Date:

The concise NHS Handbook 2013/14... more

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