Pay Circular 2012

NHS Employers

Pay circular on Agenda for Change pay rates from 1st April 2012
NHS Employers has published the new pay rates for staff on Agenda for Change contracts, effective from 1st April 2012. The Government has confirmed that staff earning up to £21,000 per year will receive a flat rate pay increase of £250 from 1st April 2012. Other staff will be subject to the two-year pay freeze announced in the emergency budget in June 2010.

News from the King’s Fund: Calculate your pension

NHS pension scheme calculator – Agenda for Change
This calculator is for Agenda for Change staff, including special classes and Mental Health Officers. It can be used to get an illustrative estimate of how the proposed reforms might affect your pension.

Protecting and promoting patients’ interests: the role of sector regulation
The purpose of this document is to provide a briefing for Peers on the Government’s proposals for sector regulation in the NHS, as set out in Part 3 of the Health and Social Care Bill.

Payment by Results quality and outcomes indicators
This report has been produced by the Quality and Outcomes Sub Group of the Product Review Group for the Mental Health Payment by Results (MH PbR) project. It describes the progress made to date in responding to the request from the National Project Board for MH PbR to develop an approach that ensures quality indicators and outcome measures are an integral part of the PbR process, and in particular that they encourage the correct incentives.