NHS: Pay

Department of Health written question – answered on 30th November 2017.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what productivity gains the NHS will have make this year for staff to receive an improved pay award for 2018-19

Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Agenda for Change contract in improving productivity in the NHS; and what plans he has to alter future contracts to further improve productivity.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Minister of State, Department of Health

In the Autumn Budget statement, my Rt. hon. Friend the Chancellor confirmed that, in order to protect patient services he is committing to providing additional funding above the 1% per annum if ongoing discussions between National Health Service trades unions, NHS Employers and the Department on reforming the Agenda for Change contract bear fruit.

The detail of how contract reform could help improve productivity is part of those negotiations.

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