RepsDirect No 361 - 11 March 2005

Head of Health, Gail Cartmail General Secretary, Derek Simpson

NHS Staff Council Executive

1) Pay increase on 1st April 2005: there has been some confusion among NHS employers around the up rating of Whitley pay and allowances for those staff who will not be assimilated to AFC pay bands by 1st April. The NHS employers and the departments have confirmed that the 3.225% increase will be implemented for all staff on Whitley and AFC terms and conditions on 1st April.

2) Pay Review Body 2005/6: the executive received the timetable for the PRB's 2005/6 report, which will require written evidence to be submitted by 30 September 2005.

3) Q & As: a further series of AFC Q & As to assist the national rollout will be published shortly and circulated in Reps Direct.

4) AFC Implementation: the monitoring data on assimilation, band matching and KSF from SHAs in England indicated that there are notable variations in progress to date.

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