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Pay rates 2010/11

Pay rates effective from 1 April 2010.

Agenda for Change pay bands 1 April 2010

The Government has proposed a three year pay deal worth 7.99 per cent over three years for staff in the NHS. For this, the third and final year of the deal, there will be an uplift of 2.25 per cent on the 2009/10 pay scales and high cost area supplements for nurses on Agenda for Change terms and conditions. There will also be a flat rate increase of £420 to pay spine points [1-12]. 

Pay scales: Bands 1-7

Band 1 Band 2 Band 3 Band 4 Band 5 Band 6 Band 7
13,653 13,653 15,610 18,152 21,176 25,472 30,460
14,008 14,008 16,145 18,577 21,798 26,483 31,454
14,364 14,364 16,753 19,250 22,663 27,534 32,573
14,779 17,118 19,933 23,563 28,470 34,189
15,194 17,604 20,554 24,554 29,464 35,184
15,610 18,152 21,176 25,472 30,460 36,303
16,145 18,577 21,798 26,483 31,454 37,545
16,753 27,534 32,573 38,851
34,189 40,157

 Pay scales: Bands 8-9 

Band 8 Band 9
Range A Range B Range C Range D 77,079
38,851 45,254 54,454 65,270 80,810
40,157 46,621 55,945 67,134 84,688
41,772 48,983 58,431 69,932 88,753
43,388 51,718 61,167 73,351 93,014
45,254 54,454 65,270 77,079 97,478
46,621 55,945 67,134 80,810

Note:

With effect from 1 April 2010, there will be a reduction in the length of band 5 from nine to eight pay points by deleting the middle pay point (pay spine point 20) re-spreading the remaining points across the pay band. The incremental date of staff on the removed pay spine point (20) will change to 1 April. Staff on pay spine 20 on 31 March 2010 will move to the new pay spine point 20 on 1 April 2010 and will have a new incremental date of 1 April 2011.

High cost area supplements from 1 April 2010

Inner London:

20 per cent of basic salary (subject to a minimum payment of £4,036 and a maximum payment of £6,217)

Outer London:

15 per cent of basic salary (subject to a minimum payment of £3,414 and a maximum payment of £4,351)

Fringe zone:

Five per cent of basic salary (subject to a minimum payment of £933 and a maximum payment of £1,616)

Payments for working or providing emergency cover outside normal hours (unsocial hours and on-call) are outlined in section two of the Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions handbook.

Overtime is payable for staff in bands one to seven when excess hours are worked over full-time hours (37.5). Overtime should be agreed with your line manager in advance of working excesss hours. Overtime is payable at time and a half with the exception of overtime on a public holiday which is paid at double time (see section three of the Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions handbook). As an alternative to overtime pay staff can request time off in lieu instead.

Agenda for Change handbook (PDF 966KB) [How to access PDF files]

2010/11 Pay rates for Non-NHS staff

The RCN recommends that employers outside the NHS should award a minimum uplift of 2.25 per cent to the current pay rates for all nurses and healthcare support workers.

Nurses who are employed on non-NHS (AfC - Agenda for Change) contracts of employment do not automatically benefit from the annual Pay Review Body award. Nurses in this group might be practice nurses, or those nurses working in the independent or private sector.

In the past such nurses may have had their annual pay increase linked to 'Whitley rates'. Since the start of AfC in October 2004 there has been no mechanism to uplift these rates. Since 2004, the RCN has recommended that those on Whitley rates should have their pay uplifted by the same same rates as those staff employed on AfC in the NHS.

For 2010/11 this means that pay and any leads and allowances should be uplifted by 2.25 per cent from 1 April 2010.