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Pay

Pay

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.

 

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.


RCM Evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body

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