Pay journey tool (England only)

NHS Terms and Conditions of Service - 2018

This tool shows how the basic pay of staff in England will change, as a result of the three year deal agreed by the NHS Staff Council in 2018. The tool shows staff their individual pay journey, demonstrating annual cost of living increases in April, and pay progression through the pay system.

You will need the following information to use this tool:

  • Staff employed on or before 31 March 2018: pay band, spine point at 31 March 2018, and the month started in band (the pay step month)
  • Staff employed on or after 1 April 2018: starting year, pay band, years of experience, and the month started in band (the pay step month).  

If you are unsure what the spine point at 31 March 2018 was, you can use our spine point table to help. 

Please note that the tool shows basic pay only. The tool does not show the one off non-consolidated lump sum payment that staff on the top of their band on 31 March 2019 will receive in their April 19 pay. 

Pay values are only known for the three years of the deal, 2018/19, 2019/20, and 2020/21. Pay values from 1 April 2021 are not yet known, but the tool will still show pay progression through the pay system. The tool will also allow you to enter a cost of living award, so you can estimate for illustrative purposes what pay values might be from 1 April 2021 if you wish. 

If you are interested in comparing what individuals might have otherwise received under the previous pay structure, see our further pay details page.


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