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NHS terms and conditions of service pay materials (April 2022)

Access amended products following uplifts to the National Living Wage and the continuation of the Band 8 & 9 consolidated payment from 1 April 2022.

1 April 2022

National Living Wage

Following the government’s announcement in October 2021, which confirmed the intent to increase the National Living Wage to £9.50 per hour on 1 April 2022, the spot salary of Band 1 and entry point of Band 2 have been uplifted to £9.65 per hour (annual salary has been uplifted to £18,870) to maintain compliance.

Further detail on these changes can be found in the statement released by the NHS Staff Council.

Band 8 & 9 consolidated payment

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have confirmed that the consolidated payments for Bands 8 & 9 will continue from 1 April on an interim basis until the outcome of the 2022/23 pay award is confirmed by government. Revised detail on their implementation can be found in Annex 2 of the NHS TCS Handbook.

Resource updates

The following annexes of the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook have been amended to reflect this position:

  • Annex 2: pay bands and pay points in England.
  • Annex 3: archived pay bands and pay points in England.

The following interim web based material has also been updated:

The High Cost Area Supplement (HCAS) minimum and maximum rates will remain unchanged at this time. It is expected that these will be revised once the outcome of the 2022/23 pay award is known.

Once government have announced the pay award for 2022/23, further amendments will be made to the pay material. We are not expecting an announcement from government until summer. 

For further information, please refer to Pay Advisory Notice 01/2022. Archived versions of the NHS terms and conditions of service are also available.