Agenda for Change


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Agenda for Change

The NHS (UK) pay system that applies to more than a million directly employed NHS staff members, except very senior managers and those covered by the Doctors’ and Dentists’ Pay Review Body. The new standardised pay system aims to ensure fair pay and a clearer system for career progression. Staff members are paid based on performance, job responsibility, annual appraisals, and the skills and knowledge they apply to these posts. For some, the Agenda for Change has resulted a reduction in pay; for others, it has resulted in increased pay and holiday entitlement.
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The Government is currently drawing up its Agenda for Change proposals which are expected to reform working practises and alter the way nurses are paid, ensuring they are paid for the job they do rather than their job title.
A spokesperson for Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust, said: "Newcastle Hospitals are currently implementing new pay and conditions in line with the national Agenda for Change agreement.
The Agenda for Change consultation is currently taking place nationwide, If the document is accepted, then there will be a one tier pay system.
NHS trusts have previously blamed large deficits on the additional costs associated with Agenda for Change, which were not funded by the Government.
Newcastle trust bosses deny this and are challenging the union to provide evidence of agreements other trusts in the UK have made with union representatives over the Agenda for Change issue.
In a ballot of 15,000 Amicus AEEU health service members, 66% voted to support the Agenda for Change pay modernisation agreement being trailed at the 12 early implementer sites.
42% of its members voted for the government's new Agenda for Change deal.
The fiercely disputed Agenda For Change programme, thrashed out between the Government and health unions, will also mean an extra seven per cent for the poorest workers.
The shortfall in Agenda for Change funding is adding to the increasing NHS deficits in Wales.
About 50 auxiliary nurses met with representatives of Unison to complain about the wage bracket in which they have been placed under the Agenda for Change pay deal.
Mr Fenwick yesterday sent a letter to all 12,000 staff pointing out that Agenda For Change is a national scheme which Unison negotiated.
The proposals were set out in the LSC's Agenda For Change Prospectus, which calls on colleges to collaborate more closely and procure goods and services collectively to get better value for money.