In 2013, employers and trades unions in England agreed changes to terms and conditions that would contribute to ensuring the national NHS terms and conditions of service handbook remained sustainable for the future, fit for purpose, fair to staff and continued to be used by NHS organisations. The NHS Staff Council parties agreed to continue to keep all aspects of Agenda for Change under review.
As part of the resolution of the 2014/15 pay dispute in England, there was a commitment made by trade unions for a further review of the Agenda for Change agreement. These talks have been overseen by the NHS Staff Council. The initial focus of discussions has been looking at the pay structure and progression arrangements, before considering other aspects of the national terms and conditions handbook.
Details of progress to date
May 2016 update