16 January 2013
Proposed changes to Agenda for Change
The Sunday Mirror has reported on proposed changes to Agenda for Change terms and conditions that could mean only nurses rated as “excellent” will receive their annual increments.
Dr Peter Carter is quoted as saying: “Nurses won’t stand for this. It is completely unacceptable.” He also said that “There is no evidence that performance improves as a direct result of pay incentives and this measure smacks of cost cutting. At a time when nurses are already two years into a pay freeze and facing huge hikes in pension and registration payments, this is completely unacceptable.”