Agenda for Change

Agenda for Change (AfC) is the system for determining pay and conditions for all staff employed by the NHS. Apart from a very small number of practices run and managed by PCOs, staff in general practice are not employed by the NHS and therefore AfC, quite simply, does not apply to them unless practices want it to.

Why would practices want to consider AfC?

The Whitley Councils pay scales have traditionally been used by many practices to set remuneration levels for their employees; in many cases other aspects of Whitley terms and conditions have also been incorporated into the contracts of employees in general practice.

Within the NHS, Whitley has been phased out and replaced by Agenda for Change. The demise of Whitley means that those Practices which had traditionally referred to it in their employees’ contracts, will be compelled to find another reference point.

Without Whitley, Practices face a dilemma of what to do in order to determine fair salaries and other benefits, particularly as Practices find themselves in competition with NHS employers (who will be offering AfC terms), or even other practices (who may also be offering AfC-related terms), for recruiting and retaining staff.

Agenda for change toolkit

We have developed a major piece of work, a toolkit, that takes the inexperienced and experienced practice manager through the intricacies of AfC. Whether you currently use Whitley Scales or not it explains in simple, plain English, what AfC means, how it could apply to general practice, how to take the parts that most suit your practice, information that you can copy to show the Partners and importantly, a spreadsheet that will allow you to calculate the costs to your own practice if you decided to embrace AfC.

Subscribers to the members section of the FPM website can access the Agenda for Change Toolkit in the FPM toolkits sectionIf you are not a member, have a look at the information about the benefits of membership and how to subscribe.

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