P_HR_62 Your Performance Matters Incremental Pay Progression
In February 2013, changes to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Employment (Agenda for Change) were agreed by the NHS Staffs Council, Employers and Trade Unions and these changes came into effect for appraisal objectives after April 2013 for Pay Progression post April 2014. The changes were designed to ensure that the NHS remains sustainable for the future, fit for purpose, fair for staff and above all ensure high quality patient care which complements LCHS core values.
A key change includes progression through all of the incremental pay points in all pay bands to be conditional on individuals demonstrating appropriate and satisfactory performance levels; in the past, individuals have earned their increment by demonstrating that they had met "satisfactory" levels of performance and by demonstrating agreed knowledge and skills appropriate to their role. The new system will ensure that incremental pay progression is conditional upon meeting locally determined performance standards