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Less than five months to transition band 1 staff to band 2

NHS Terms and Conditions of Service - 2018

As part of the 2018 pay deal, band 1 closed to new entrants with effect from December 2018. The NHS Staff Council agreed a process for transferring existing band 1 staff to band 2 and supporting staff who wish to remain in band one.

If you have not yet completed this work, you have until 31 March 2021 to make sure your band 1 staff who want to transition to band 2 have done so. 

You can find a range of resources on our website to help you with this work including:

  1. National agreement on the process for transitioning existing band 1 staff to band 2, and supporting staff who wish to remain in band 1 
  2. Employer information checklist
  3. Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
  4. Our infographic which will help you explain how pay protection works during transition.
  5. Guidance on the differences between band 1 and band 2
  6. Example band 2 job descriptions from the Scotland process.
If you have any questions please email agendaforchange@nhsemployers.org.
Find out more about the closing of band 1 on our web section.

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