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Your contract

Find answers to questions about your employment contract in RCN online advice

Be sure of your rights by reading our comprehensive advice on contracts, including probationary periods, changes to contracts, breach and notice.

Have a new contract? Read our checklist before you sign.

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Your rights

Employed under Agenda for Change? Find out about your AFC entitlements

On a fixed term contract? Your rights explained

On a part-time contract? Your rights explained

On an agency or bank contract? Details to check, and your rights explained

Changes to your contract

What to do if your employer wants to change your shifts

Looking to change your hours or working pattern? Read our Flexible working guide for possible options and how to prepare an application

Leaving your job? Read our advice on giving notice

What to do if your employer cancels your work

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NHS contracts

Employed on an NHS Agenda for Change contract? Find out about the basic NHS Terms and conditions

Beginning a new NHS job and have questions about your starting pay? See our pay on appointment advice

Questions about continuous NHS service? Go to  section 12 of Agenda for Change

Read the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook

Available from the NHS Employers website

Thinking of working overseas?

See our working overseas guide for an employment contract checklist, and much more about finding work outside the UK.

Search our advice guides

See our A-Z of advice. These guides will help you answer many of your questions about work. 

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