The NHS Staff Council has responsibility for the Agenda for Change (AfC) pay system and has representatives from both employers and trade unions. Their remit includes:
- maintaining the Agenda for Change pay system
- negotiating any changes in core conditions for staff on AfC contracts and reflecting these in the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook
- providing national support on interpreting the national agreement for employers and trade unions.
- Wednesday 17 January 2024
- Wednesday 1 May 2024
- Wednesday 10 July 2024
- Monday 18 November 2024
- Monday 20 January 2025
- Wednesday 13 March 2024
- Wednesday 11 September 2024
- Wednesday 12 March 2025
Where local partnerships are unable to agree an interpretation of the NHS terms and conditions of service, parties can submit a joint referral to the NHS Staff Council seeking clarity.
These can be made to the joint NHS Staff Council via the secretariat. Referrals must be made in partnership (employer and trade union) in order for the NHS Staff Council to be able to give a view.
NHS Staff Council executive members
Details of the executive members of the NHS Staff Council.
15 November 2023
NHS Staff Council joint statements and papers
Statements, papers, and guidance that has been agreed jointly through the NHS Staff Council.
16 August 2023
The NHS Staff Council sub-groups
Health, Safety and Wellbeing Group (HSWG)
The Health, Safety and Wellbeing Group are a sub-group of the NHS Staff Council.
Stage 3: Job analysis and job evaluation course
This two-day training programme is designed for trained job matching practitioners who wish to train as job analysts and members of panels.
20 February 2024
Changes to statutory paternity leave and pay regulations
Details of the legislation changes to statutory paternity leave and pay regulations for England, Scotland and Wales.
15 February 2024
Confirmed industrial action strike days
This page details the confirmed national industrial action dates for health and transport staff in England.
12 February 2024
Job Evaluation Group advice
Advice, information and training for employers from the NHS Job Evaluation Group.
8 February 2024
Temporary legislation on annual leave carry over removed
As the Working Time (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 were removed on 1 January 2024, accrued leave needs to be used by 31 March 2024.
6 February 2024