Closing band 1 (England only)

NHS Terms and Conditions of Service - 2018

As part of the 2018 pay deal, band 1 closed to new entrants with effect from 1 December 2018.


Resources to help you


The NHS Staff Council has reached agreement on the process for transferring existing band 1 staff to band 2 and supporting staff who wish to remain in band one. Additional resources are also available to help support with the transition of staff. 

  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. Our new infographic which visually highlights the pay protection element of transition.
  3. Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
  4. Employer information checklist
  5. Guidance on the differences between band 1 and band 2
  6. Example band 2 job descriptions from the Scotland process.

The Staff Council sub group previously published suggested immediate steps for organisations to take ahead of the closing of band 1 in December 2018, as well as advice on planning for the transition of existing staff, and suggested key message to communicate with staff. These can all be found on our background to the closing of band 1 web page.

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