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Not all staff in the HPA are on National Health Service terms and conditions, although they make up approximately 90 per cent of their current workforce of around 3,600 whole time equivalent.
Transfers between sender and receiver organisations will be guided by the legal requirements of Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) and/or Country Strategic Opportunities Programme (COSOP) guidance, as appropriate. It should be noted that the Health and Social Care Bill contains general powers to effect TUPE-like transfer schemes. These powers support the principle expressed within COSOP of using a transfer scheme when COSOP applies. Any scheme would not displace the appropriate application of the TUPE regulations and both sender and receiver organisations would be likely to be involved in the development of any scheme.