The NHS Staff Council has reached agreement on a refresh of the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service (Agenda for Change), and following a consultation exercise, trade union members have voted to accept the proposed changes.
The deal was formally ratified at the NHS Staff Council on 27 June 2018, meaning there will now be a three year pay deal, as well as reform of the pay structure and changes to terms and conditions. The new pay structure will:
- increase starting salaries
- reduce the number of pay points
- shorten the amount of time it takes to reach the top of the pay band for most staff.
The NHS Terms and Conditions of Service handbook was republished on 1 July 2018 to reflect the changes agreed by the NHS Staff Council.
In order to help people further understand the deal, NHS Employers and the NHS Staff Council have published a number of resources including: