2018 pay advisory notices

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Pay advisory notice 01/2018

This notice advises of amendment number 39 to the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook.

On Wednesday 27 June 2018, the NHS Staff Council formally ratified the 2018 pay deal and the changes to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service handbook. The pay related changes are set out in the Pay Advisory Notice (01/2018). The list of amendments or the creation of new sections or annexes are detailed below:

Is the section new or amended? Section / annex of the handbook Key amendments
Amended Annex 2: Pay points in England Pay scales for the three years of the deal have been included. Explanatory text is included to describe the level of structural reform in each year of the deal (2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21).

Amended

Annex 3: Pay points in England The previous pay scale (01 April 2017 – 31 March 2018) set out in table 10 archived under annex 3.
Amended Annex 9 : High cost area supplements  Updated in line with the framework agreementThe minimum and maximum rates can be found in Table 7 for the three years of the multi-year deal.

 

Addendum to pay advisory notice 01/2018

Section / annex Date of change Detail of change
Annex 2: Pay points in England 9 July 2018 Paragraph 22 was inserted in to Annex 2, to give further clarity on the one-off consolidated payments some staff will receive in 2020/21. Paragraph numbering was also added to the annex.

 

NHS terms and conditions of service advisory notice 01/2018

This notice advises amendments to version 39 of the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook. 

On Wednesday 27 June 2018, the NHS Staff Council formally ratified the 2018 pay deal and the changes to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service handbook. The terms and conditions related changes are set out in the NHS TCS Advisory Notice (01/2018). The list of amendments or the creation of new sections or annexes are detailed below:

Is the section new or amended? Section / annex of the handbook Key amendments
Amended Part 1: Principles and Partnership New, England only provisions, to be effective from 1 July 2018.
New Part 2: Section 1 Pay Structure (England)
New section created detailing the provisions for England only, in line with the framework agreement.
New Part 2: Section 1 Pay Structure (Wales)
New section created detailing the provisions for Wales only. No content change from the previous version of the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook, however, all references to England have been removed.
New Part 2: Section 2 Maintaining Round the Clock Services (England)

New section created detailing the provisions for England only, in line with the framework agreement on the reform of Agenda for Change. Changes include:

  • amendments to the unsocial hours rates for bands 1 to 3 within the ambulance sector in England: all new starters, those affected by a move of role and those wishing to voluntarily move will have their unsocial hours payments paid via section 2 (England).
  • confirmation of the changes to occupational sick pay for those in bands 1 to 3, England only version.
New Part 2: Section 6 Career Progression (England)
New section created detailing the provisions for England only with references to Wales removed.
New Part 2: Section 6 Career Progression (Wales)
New section created detailing the provisions for Wales only with references to England removed.
New Part 3: Section 14 Sickness absence (England)
New section created detailing the provisions for England only, in line with the framework agreement. Changes include revisions to paragraphs 14.4 and 14.5 with an additional paragraph at 14.21 confirming the transitional arrangements for those on sickness absence at the time of implementation.
New Part 3: Section 14 Sickness absence (Wales)
New section created detailing the provisions for Wales only. No content change from the previous iteration of the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook, however, all references to England have been removed.
New Part 3: Section 15 Maternity Leave (England)
New section created detailing the provisions for England only, in line with the framework agreement. Changes include the removal of references to annuality.
New Part 3: Section 15 Maternity Leave (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) New section created detailing the provisions for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland only. No content change from the previous version of the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook.
Amended Part 3: Section 20 MARS
Correction of typing errors and updates to paragraphs 20.22, 20.24 and 20.27. Any references to ‘compromise agreements’ have been replaced with ‘settlement agreements’.
Amended Part 3: Section 22 Injury Allowance
Updated references to other sections and annexes within the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook.
Amended Part 4: Section 25 Time off for and facilities for Trade Union representatives
Correction of typing error.

Amended

Part 5: Section 31 Recruitment, promotion and staff development
Updated references to other sections and annexes within the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook.
Amended Part 5: Section 34 Flexible working arrangements
Updating of references to other sections and annexes within the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook.
Amended Part 5: Section 36 Employment break scheme
Updating of hyperlinks to external sites.
Amended Part 6: Section 40 National bodies and procedures
Update of paragraph 40.15 to correct the list of recognised trade unions on the NHS Staff Council.
Amended Annex 4: Working or providing emergency cover outside normal hours
Updated references to other sections and annexes within the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook.
Amended Annex 5: Provisions for unsocial hours for ambulance staff
Updated in line with the framework agreement. Changes include the insertion of an eligibility clause.
Amended Annex 6: Provisions for unsocial hours for ambulance staff Updated in line with the framework agreement. Changes include the insertion of an eligibility clause.
Amended Annex 19: Local appeals procedure (England) Minor textual change - updated in line with the framework agreement.
New Annex 23: Pay progression (England) Updated in line with the framework agreement on the reform of Agenda for Change. New paragraphs inserted (9 to 11) to provide clarity on how pay step points (increments) will be achieved.
New Annex 23: Pay progression (Wales) New section created detailing the provisions for Wales only. No content change from the previous version of the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook, however, all references to England have been removed.
Amended Annex 29: Principles for harmonised on-call arrangements Updated reference to other sections and annexes within the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook. Updated hyperlinks to external sites.

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