The NHS Staff Council has reached agreement on a refresh of the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service (Agenda for Change).
The framework agreement (21 March 2018), forms the basis on which NHS trade unions will now proceed to consult their members. The trade union consultation will run until the 31 May 2018. Should the trade union consultation result in acceptance of the details set out in the framework agreement, this will result in a three year pay deal as well as the reform of the pay scales. The new pay scales will:
- increase starting salaries
- reduce the number of pay points
- shorten the amount of time it takes to reach the top of the pay band for most staff.