2019 pay advisory notices

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Pay advisory notice 01/2019

On Wednesday 27 June 2018, the NHS Staff Council formally ratified the pay deal covering 2018/19, 2019/20, and 2020/21. Pay Advisory Notice 01/2018 set out pay related changes for the three years of the deal. Pay scales for the three years of the deal, including from 1 April 2019, can still be found in annex 2: pay points in England. High cost area supplements for the three years of the deal, including from 1 April 2019, can still be found in annex 9: high cost area supplements.

NHS Terms and Conditions of Service (TCS) advisory notice 01/2019

This notice advises of publication of version 40 of the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service handbook.

Addendum to terms and conditions advisory notice 01/2019

Section / Annex Date of change Detail of change 
Section 15
(England and Wales)
14 October 2019 Amendment to paragraphs 15.61 and 15.107.

This section now applies to Scotland (see footnotes for caveats that apply). The section has been renamed to Section 15 (England, Wales & Scotland). The previous Scotland and Northern Ireland section will now only apply to Northern Ireland.
Section 23
(England and Wales) 
14 October 2019
This section now applies to Scotland (see footnotes for caveats that apply) and has been renamed to section 23 (England, Wales & Scotland).
   

The NHS Staff Council has negotiated changes to the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook as set out in the framework agreement. The list of amendments or the creation of new sections or annexes from 1 April 2019 are detailed below:

Is the section new or amended?  Section / annex of the handbook Key amendments
Amended Section 15: Leave and pay for new parents (England and Wales)

Section 15: Leave and pay for new parents (England and Wales), replaces Section 15: Maternity leave, for England and Wales.

The NHS Staff Council has re-drafted this section so that provisions relating to maternity, adoption, and shared parental leave, and pay, all fall under the same section.

The NHS Staff Council has also created an occupational entitlement to shared parental leave, which ensures that occupational shared parental pay matches the level of occupation maternity or adoption pay. 

New Section 23: Child bereavement leave (England and Wales) This is a new section of the handbook, introducing provisions for leave and pay in the event of a child bereavement. 
Amended Section 31: Recruitment, promotion and staff development The NHS Staff Council have approved revisions to this section suggested by the equality diversity and inclusion sub group.
Amended Section 32: Dignity at work The NHS Staff Council have approved revisions to this section suggested by the equality diversity and inclusion sub group.
Amended Section 33: Balancing work and personal life The NHS Staff Council have approved revisions to this section suggested by the equality diversity and inclusion sub group. This includes combining the previous Section 33: Caring for children and adults, Section 34: Flexible working arrangements, and Section 35: Balancing work and personal life, in to one section of the handbook. As a result section 35 of the handbook is now unallocated.
Amended Section 34: Employment break scheme The NHS Staff Council have approved revisions to this section suggested by the equality diversity and inclusion sub group. The section was previously numbered section 36. Section 36 of the handbook is now unallocated.
Amended Annex 23 (England)  The NHS Staff Council have approved the redraft of annex 23 (England) which was completed by the pay progression sub-group of the Staff Council. Annex 23 (England) has been amended to ensure it is reflective of the new pay progression system agreed as part of the 2018 pay deal.

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