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Staff sickness targeted to save money

19th November 2009

Health trusts are making changes to pay and allowances – without deviating from Agenda for Change – in an effort to try to reduce costs and increase productivity.

Salford Royal Foundation Trust is deferring incremental pay rises by six months for staff who take more than 28 days of sickness absence a year. More than 56 days’ sickness will mean increments deferred by a year.

Meanwhile, Kettering General Hospital Foundation Trust is “reviewing a number of pay options that will reduce the overall pay bill.”


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