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Agenda for Change . OT Student Conference February 2006 Judy Wilson UNISON BAOT Project Officer. Headlines. Negotiations took over 3 years Some unions agreed (RCN, RCM, CSP) Others second ballots (UNISON, AMICUS) All agreed to 12 Early Implementers National EI Review

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Agenda for change

Agenda for Change

OT Student Conference February 2006

Judy Wilson UNISON BAOT Project Officer


Headlines

Headlines

  • Negotiations took over 3 years

  • Some unions agreed (RCN, RCM, CSP)

  • Others second ballots (UNISON, AMICUS)

  • All agreed to 12 Early Implementers

  • National EI Review

  • Second ballot gave go-ahead Nov 2004

  • Roll –out 1st Dec. 04 (effective date of 1st October 04)


Overview

Overview

  • Modernisation of pay in NHS

  • Covers over 1 million staff (except doctors and very senior managers)

  • Common Pay Spine

  • Based on Job Evaluation

  • Harmonised Terms & Conditions

  • Linked to better services to patients

  • Implemented on a partnership basis


Agenda for change

Pay

  • Nine Pay Bands (grades)

  • Pay points within bands

  • Progression through bands normal but not automatic

  • ‘Gateways’ within bands - linked to a Knowledge & Skills Framework (KSF)

  • OT graduates start at Band 5

    (currently £18698 - £24,198)


Terms conditions

Terms & Conditions

  • Replaces Whitley Councils

  • Harmonised Terms & Conditions

  • Standard Working Week of 37.5 hrs

  • Overtime at time & half (Bank Hol X2)

  • Unsocial Hours – was a % addition

  • On-Call – also a % addition to pay

  • Annual Leave = 27 days rising to 33 days + 8 bank holidays


Premia

Premia

  • High Cost Area (HCA) premia, replaces London Weighting

  • Inner London = 20% of basic Pay with a minimum of £3,197, maximum of £5,328

  • Outer London = 15% of basic pay with a minimum of £2,664, maximum of £3,729

  • Cost of Living Supplement incorporated into these figures

  • Recruitment & retention premia, long term or short term, up to +30%


Job evaluation

Job Evaluation

  • Covers all Staff Groups – Equality proofed

  • Sixteen Factors – Knowledge & Skills, Responsibilities, Effort & Environment

  • Scores for each Factor; total score determines the band (grade)

  • Jobs matched against national job profiles

  • Evaluated locally if no match

  • Joint management/staff side panels

  • Panel members trained to JEWP standard

  • Appeals to different joint panel


Knowledge skills framework

Knowledge & Skills Framework

  • Common descriptions of Knowledge & skills across the NHS

  • KSF ‘outline’ for all posts

  • Development Review meetings

  • Personal Development Plans for all staff

  • Achievement of required knowledge & skills allows progression through ‘Gateways’ to top of pay band


Preceptorship

Preceptorship

  • All newly registered health professionals

  • 2 pay points in year 1 of pay band 5

  • Structure and support for first year in practice

  • Clear objectives

  • Linked to the KSF


More info

More info…..

  • www.baot.org.uk select UNISON agenda for change thumbnails for briefings on ksf & preceptorship, national job profiles and links to UNISON website

  • www.nhsemployers.org for links to all agenda for change websites

  • www.e-ksf.org for access to e-ksf tool


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