E-brochure IOW - 2021 - Catalog - Page 5
NHS – Salary & Benefits
NHS ‘Agenda for Change’ - Band 5 pay scales - £24,907 - £30,615 basic per annum
Please note that the Band 5 salary for Registered Nurses is the same in every NHS Trust throughout the
UK. It may be advertised or packaged differently by some, but it is important to check these details
carefully. The starting band 5 salary currently is £24,907 per year. The salary figure quoted is for a
standard NHS contract of a 37.5-hour week and total earnings can be increased, depending on the
number of shifts you work. See below for rates paid at nights and weekends.
Unsocial hours payments are additional to basic pay. Unsocial hours are the hours worked as part of the
standard contractual working week (37.5), but that are outside of what are considered to be normal
working hours., i.e. nights, weekends and public holidays. These include shifts undertaken at the times,
and on the days, specified in the national agreement and shown in the table below.
The times and the rates of payment for these hours are:
UNSOCIAL HOURS PAYMENTS
All time on Saturday (midnight to midnight) and any weekday
after 8pm and before 6am
Time plus 30%
All time on Sundays and Public Holidays
(midnight to midnight)
Time plus 60%
Unsocial hours’ payments are worked out using basic salary including long-term recruitment and
retention premiums (RRPs), but excluding short-term RRPs, high cost area supplements, and all other
supplements and payments.
(Source: NHS Employers)
High-Cost Area Supplements
Hospitals based in high-cost living areas such as London pay a supplement to basic salary, meant to
assist with cost of living in high cost areas.
Please visit the following link for full details of NHS Terms & Conditions Handbook.