In light of the government’s move towards regional pay* in the NHS – apparently a euphemism for channeling cash from poorer to wealthier areas of the country, there has been an interesting development locally.
Following the revelation of the formation of NHS “Pay Cartels” in the South West, a freedom of Information request has been submitted to Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust by a J. Stewart.
Here is the main focus of the request:
“Please confirm or deny that the proposal being considered includes the possibility that Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust Staff will be dismissed and offered revised terms and conditions of employment.
Please confirm or deny that the proposal being considered includes the possibility that Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust Staff will have their pay reduced by upto 15%, and or that staff will have their annual leave entitlement reduced, and or sickness pay entitlements will be reduced, and or no longer offering staff membership of the NHS Pension scheme.
Please also confirm whether all Trust Senior Management and Board members would be included in any proposed change in Terms and Conditions.”
The Trust has 20 days from 12th June to respond.
(* interestingly regional pay will not apply to top tiers of management – there’s a surprise)
RCN Response (pay cartels):
Health Unions response:
NL Group blog:
Blog Post by Eoin Clarke:
Salisbury NHS Watch
Salisbury Journal – Possible pay cuts at Hosptial