06 / 4 / 2017 1pm
Foundation Year 2 (F2) trainee doctors who are taking up a new post on 2016 terms on 5 April 2017, and whose cash floor would have been based on an un-banded or 1C basic salary, will now have their cash floor uplifted to 40 per cent (1B) banding from 5 April 2017.
The change, which will affect around 300 doctors, is in response to a legitimate concern raised by the British Medical Association (BMA) and responded to by NHS Employers, due to the pay impact some F2 trainees are experiencing under the new contract.
Guidance was previously published for employers who wish to enter into local negotiations to agree amendments to transitional pay protection arrangements, and some employers have agreed such amendments locally with joint local negotiating committees. This guidance and any local agreements are not affected or superseded by the new change.
A new pay and conditions circular and an updated version of the 2016 terms and conditions of service detail this change.