11 / 04 / 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. It sets out the agreed transitional arrangements to be followed where payments are withdrawn. It also updates the position in relation to the long term recruitment and retention premia that were introduced to staff previously in receipt of the “cost of living supplements” in the South of England, and the contribution towards clinical registration fees, which, following review by the NHS Staff Council, is now discontinued and employers do not have to make the £38 payment beyond October 2010. Annex W of the Handbook is therefore removed.