Agreement on paramedic re-banding reached

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A new deal for paramedics, which will see them move up the pay scale from band 5 to band 6, has been agreed by ambulance unions, employers and arms-length bodies.

The agreement, which was jointly decided by NHS Employers, the Department of Health, ambulance unions, the Association of Chief Executives, NHS England and NHS Improvement, is in recognition of the additional responsibilities and knowledge needed by paramedics to carry out increasing amounts of clinical work. 

NHS Employers’ Director of Employment, Relations and Reward, Paul Wallace, welcomed the finalisation of this deal:

 "I would like to extend my thanks to trade union colleagues for working constructively and in partnership with employers to agree a way forward for the ambulance paramedic workforce across the country, which recognises the demanding work they undertake and supports the further development of their contribution to patient care'.

Read the joint ambulance agreement and the Department of Health's press statement.

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