The NHS Staff Council has jointly agreed a set of principles for negotiating inclusive pay arrangements. The principles have been developed specifically for midwifery continuity of care teams; however, they may also be applied where employers are considering a similar arrangement for other services.
Included within the 10 principles, is agreement that staff should not be disadvantaged on transition to an inclusive pay arrangement. This is further supported by the requirement to jointly agree the frequency of the review period to ensure the pay arrangements do not create a detrimental pay position to staff.
It is important to note that any variation to terms and conditions should be supported by local partnership engagement, ensuring recognised trade unions are fully engaged with.