The written and statistical evidence on market-facing pay has been published by the Department of Health.
Following the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement of 29 November 2011, he wrote to the NHS Pay Review Body (NHS PRB) and Review Body on Senior Salaries (SSRB) asking them to consider how to make pay more market-facing for Agenda for Change staff and NHS Very Senior Managers.
On 23 December 2011 Secretary of State Andrew Lansley wrote to the Chairs of the NHS PRB and SSRB confirming this remit and setting out the work required.
Pay uplifts for most NHS staff are determined by the Government in the light of recommendations from the independent pay review bodies. Their remits are set by the Government. The NHS PRB covers all staff who are on Agenda for Change terms and conditions.