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NHS Pay Update

09/04/2018 10:41:30

The 3 year NHS Pay "Framework Agreement" is complex as it seeks to implement, step-wise, the most radical pay change since Agenda for Change was implemented in 2004. The proposal was subject to a flurry of news and social media attention over the headlines when it was announced in March. Now is the time to fully understand the rationale and detail of the offer.

The attached FCS Briefing and (updated) Joint Unions Communication describe the offer in detail, but we are aware there will be further questions and a need for clarification. We would also recommend looking at the FAQs (these will be supplemented over time) at It is important that when you give us your view of the Framework offer you fully understand it. The implications, especially during the transition years, depend very much on where you are currently in your pay progression. Such variable impact cannot be helped when making such structural changes.

To ask for clarification or raise any other questions and to pass on your view regarding whether FCS should vote to accept the agreement (the final decision will be for the NHS unions acting collectively) please e-mail  or alternatively please pass on your views via your FCS Regional Representative.

pdf Image FCS Briefing - 3 year NHS pay Framework Agreement
pdf Image NHS Pay - Joint unions communication - detail of offer updated 6 April
pdf Image NHS Pay - 10 reasons to support the 3 year Framework

Geoff Lester
FCS Representative to NHS Staff Council

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