The NHS Staff Council has published guidance confirming the arrangements for leave and pay in England for the additional public holiday to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee on Friday, 3 June 2022. This follows the steer from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) on how the additional public holiday should be treated:
- the additional public holiday will be honoured
- pay arrangements for the day, including arrangements for staff who are required to work, are for local determination
- equal treatment of part-time staff will need to be considered as part of any local approach.
The guidance sets out a number of risks and benefits that may need to be considered as part of any conversations through local partnership structures.