Agency Nursing pay rates and commission Lots 1a and b
The framework has established a new set of hourly pay and commission rates with uplifts for unsocial hours working and different rates of pay for Inner and Outer London NHS trusts.
The new nursing pay rates and agency commission rates for framework LPP 2013-00005 are available in the different rate card files in the Supporting Information area.
For pay rates for candidates with less than 12 weeks continuous employment with the trust working a standard day shift please view either the Pre 12 weeks Inner London day shifts or Pre 12 weeks Outer London day shifts rate cards.
Trusts will need to review which agencies they wish to partner with based on this new pay rate and commission information.
All trusts should use the analysis tool on my.LPP to identify savings opportunities and compare pay rates and commission rates. The tool can run evaluation on agencies able to supply specific staffing groups and allows weighting of the different evalaution criteria to be changed based on individual trust's requirements.
Out of Hours Work
The new nursing framework makes provision for uplifted rates for out of hours work (nights, Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays). The rates for out of hours shifts have been calculated on different rate cards. Please view the appropriate rate cards in the Supporting Information section- Pre 12 weeks Inner London Saturdays/nights or Pre 12 weeks Inner London Sunday/Bank Holidays or Pre 12 weeks Outer London Saturdays/nights or Pre 12 weeks Outer London Sundays/Bank Holidays.
The basic Hourly Pay Rate shall be subject to the following shift/assignment times:
(i) Days (Monday to Friday between the hours of 06:00 to 08:00pm inclusive, excluding Bank Holidays); or
(ii) Nights (Monday to Friday between the hours of 08:01pm and 05:59am inclusive, excluding Bank Holidays) and Saturdays (between the hours of midnight and 11:59pm); or
(iii) Sundays and Bank Holidays (between the hours of midnight and 11:59pm)
| Unsocial hours payment
|Job profile band||All time on Saturday (midnight to midnight) and any weekday after 8pm and before 6am||All time on Sunday (and Public Holidays midnight to midnight)|
|2 & 3||Time plus 20 per cent||Time plus 40 per cent|
|4 to 8a||Time plus 15 per cent||Time plus 30 per cent|
Under the new framework all basic pay rates are at least equivalent to AfC substantive rates. For Agency staff who have more than 12 weeks continuous employment with the trust, the Agency Worker Regulations still mandate that the holiday pay must be uplifted from 12.07% to 15.56%. There are different rate cards to reflect this uplift to the overall charge rates. Please see the final 6 rate cards in the Supporting Information section which all specify Post 12 weeks in their titles.
Supplier Placement Fees for this framework are available to view in the Supporting Information area. There is also a guidance document with information on when Placement Fees may become payable. It is easy to avoid having to pay any Placement Fees if you follow this guidance.
Pension Auto Enrolment Staging Dates
Every agency on the framework will have a date from when the automatic enrolment duties come in to force for their business. This is called a 'staging date'. Since auto enrolment is being staged over a period of 6 years some of the agencies on the framework may already have to pay their agency staff the 1% contributions and will include this in their total charge rates. Others will be staging at different times over the life of the framework. A document detailing the staging date for each framework agency in Lot 1 is also available in the Supporting Information section.
For agencies that are paying the 1% contribution this extra 1% is added in to the total pay rate for the worker once the holiday pay has been added to the basic hourly pay rate but before the application of ENIC.