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NHS Terms and Conditions of Service 2018 Pay Deal

As of 1st April 2019, we will enter phase 2 of the three year pay deal.

The deal continues to reform the pay structure and make changes to terms and conditions.

This agreement applies to **ENGLAND ONLY**

The new pay structure will:

  • Continue to increase starting salaries
  • Continue to remove overlapping points on pay scales
  • Continue to reduce the number of pay points
  • Continue to shorten the amount of time it takes to reach the top of the pay band for most staff.
  • Reform the pay progression process for new starters

Keeping you informed

NHSBT develops regular pay briefing notes which highlight key aspects of the pay deal as we transition through the three-year deal for England. To view the full range of briefing notes, please see the drop down at the bottom of this page.

Devolved Administrations

For further information on changes to AfC/NHS Terms and Conditions in the devolved administrations see below:

Scotland – This is the second year of a three year pay deal. The Scottish 2019 pay scales can be found here.  The pay award for colleagues in Scotland will be paid in April 2019.

Wales – This is the second year of a three year pay deal.  The Welsh 2019 pay scales can be found here.  The pay award for colleagues in Wales will be paid in April 2019.

Northern Ireland – The 2018 pay award has been paid to colleagues in Northern Ireland in March including arrears back to 1 April 2018. The NI 2018 pay scales can be found here. At the moment, there is no indication when the 2019/20 pay award will be available but we will implement these when we are notified.

Pay scales

A direct link to the pay scales for 2018-2021 from NHS Employers can be found here. They can also be found on the Pay and Allowances page on People First.

You may wish to view the breakdown summary for each pay band. You may also wish to view the pay scales poster.

Pay Journey Tool/Online Calculator

The online calculator tool shows in detail how your basic pay will change during the transitional period to the new pay system. This will help you understand what you can expect to see in your basic pay packet demonstrating the annual cost of living increase and your individual progression through the pay system. The Pay Journey Tool can be accessed below. An overview and demonstration can be viewed here.

Pay Journey Tool/Online Calculator

NHS TCS 2018 Framework

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions regarding the pay deal - we recommend that you firstly check the FAQs.

Detail of the pay journey, by pay band over the 3 year pay deal.

Cash Lump Sums - April 2019

In April 2019 a cash lump sum will be awarded to colleagues in England and Wales who are on the top pay point of pay bands 2 to 9 on the 31st March 2019. These payments will be made in your April salary. For further information on cash lump sums, please see pay briefing note 9 and the frequently asked questions, which is available here.

Medical and Dental Staff  - Pay Award 2018

Details of the 2018 Pay Award for Medical and Dental staff in England have been made available through an updated Pay Circular.  The Pay and Conditions Circular informs employers of the pay arrangements for staff covered by the national medical and dental terms and conditions of service, which apply from 1 October 2018.

Pending confirmation of successful testing of ESR, the expectation is that the pay award will be applied in October’s salaries.

In summary, the main changes are: 

  1. Salary scales for medical and dental consultants have been increased by 1.5% to basic pay from 1 October 2018. 
  1. Salary scales for doctors in training have been increased by 2.0% to basic pay from 1  October 2018. 
  1. Salary scales for the staff and associate specialist group of practitioners have been increased by 3.0% to basic pay from 1 October 2018. 
  1. The value of Flexible Pay Premia increased by 2.0% from 1 October 2018. 
  1. A new Flexible Pay Premium for Histopathology will apply from 1 October 2018. 
  1. The value of National and Local Clinical Excellence Awards, discretionary points and distinction awards remain unchanged.

  2. New Local Clinical Excellence Awards details  (i.e. Local Clinical Excellence Awards granted between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2021) 

Full details of the changes can be found at NHS Employers on the following link.

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