Payscales and Pay Deal

For further information on changes to Agenda for Change (AfC)/NHS Terms and Conditions

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England

2022 Pay Award

NHS Employers have announced the 2022 pay award for colleagues on NHS Terms and Conditions (Agenda for Change) in England only.  It is anticipated that the pay award will be paid to colleagues in September and the award will be back dated to 1st April 2022. 

The 2022/23 payscales can be found here.

The pay award provides a minimum of a £1,400 consolidated uplift on full-time salaries. The England Pay Award Changes document shows how the agreed monetary increase affects your pay point by percentage.

NHS Employers have also confirmed that High-Cost Area Supplements (HCAS) percentages have also been increased and the NHS Terms and Conditions Handbook has been updated to reflect the new rates.

If you are a member of the NHS Pension Scheme, your contribution rate may be affected by the 2022 pay award. Please check the Cost of being in the Scheme page to see if your pay increase affects your pension banding.


Devolved Administrations

Please note: the 2022 pay award for our colleagues in Scotland and Northern Ireland is yet to be confirmed. As soon as NHSBT is informed of any pay award agreement for Scotland and Northern Ireland we will communicate the details to colleagues as soon as possible. Details of the pay award for our colleagues in Wales is detailed below.

Scotland

The Scottish Government has now agreed the 2022 pay award which is effective from 1 April 2022

The Scottish 2022 pay circular can be found here and contains the new payscales.

Wales

The Welsh Government has agreed a minimum consolidated uplift of £1,400 to all pay points for all Agenda for Change staff in Wales which will be back dated to 1st April 2022.

Colleagues will receive the pay award and arrears in their September 2022 salaries.

The Welsh 2022 payscales can be found here.

Northern Ireland

he Northern Irish Government has now agreed the 2022 pay award which is effective from 1 April 2022.

The Northern Ireland 2022 pay circular can be found here and contains the new payscales.

Medical Staff

The 2022 Medical pay circular can be found here.