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The NHS Staff Council and the NHS Pay Review Body are the two bodies that have a responsibility for NHS pay. The NHS Staff Council is the negotiating body for the Agenda for Change pay structure and terms and conditions of NHS staff. The RCM sits on the NHS Staff Council and has a seat on the executive of the NHS Staff Council. The NHS Pay Review Body is an independent body that determines annual pay uplifts for NHS staff. The RCM submits written and oral evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body every year.

If you have questions about the RCM’s work on NHS pay please contact Amy.Leversidge@rcm.org.uk.

 

MPs to debate NHS pay on Monday 30th January 2017

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We are calling for the NHS Pay Review Body to break with the Government’s policy of public sector pay restraint. Following the petition to ‘Scrap the NHS Pay Cap’ on the 30th January 2017 MPs will debate pay restraint in the NHS – we have sent them a briefing to explain why midwives deserve a pay rise. 

Ask your MP to attend the debate and send them our briefing. You can contact your MP by clicking here: https://www.writetothem.com/ 

It’s not too late to sign the petition to MPs to scrap the NHS pay cap - click here to sign: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/168127 

 

Click here to read RCM's Briefing for MPs - NHS Pay 

You can read our full evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body below.


RCM Evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body

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The RCM submits evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body every year.  Our evidence includes the results of our annual survey of Heads of Midwifery. We submit initial evidence to the Pay Review Body and supplementary evidence which gives comments on others’ evidence and answers specific questions from the Pay Review Body. Additionally, at times the Government will ask the NHS Pay Review Body to conduct other reviews of pay. You can view our evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body by clicking on the links below.

 

Please note there was no formal evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body in 2014 because the Department of Health stood the Pay Review Body down which resulted in the 2014 NHS pay dispute.


NHS Pay Scales

To view the current NHS pay scales please click here.

 

Defending Agenda for Change: Guidance for RCM Workplace Representatives

To read our Defending Agenda for Change document, please click here

 

RCM Agency Spending Report

In January 2016 the RCM published research about agency spending in the NHS in England from 2012-2014. To view the report click here. 

In October 2016 the RCM published a report about agency, bank and overtime spending on midwives in England in 2015. To read the report click here

 

Why Midwives Leave - Revisted

In October 2016 the RCM published findings of our survey of the reasons midwives have left midwifery or are intending to leave midwifery. To read the report click here

 

Pay Campaign 2014/15

For more information about our successful pay campaign in England in 2014/15 that led to the RCM taking industrial action for the first time in our 134 year history please click here.