NHS: Sick Pay
Tom Blenkinsop (Opposition Whip (Commons); Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will urge (a) North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and (b) South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to follow nationally-negotiated conditions in respect of enhanced sick pay.
Daniel Poulter (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health; Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Conservative)
This is a matter for the national health service locally. Trusts, including North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, have the freedom to determine terms and conditions, including pay, for the staff they employ.