NHS Regional Pay
At our last health scrutiny committee the issue of regional NHS pay came up.
We have informally discussed this with the local NHS acute trust. The Trust's view is that NHS terms and conditions, and pay are not a matter for health scruitny. However, it has agreed to provide us with some information outside of a meeting, including details of the South West Pay Consortium (of which it is a member and will be receiving recommendations from at the end of the month).
The Lead Members are coming at this from the angle that the pay review could impact on servcies if staff are uncertain about their futures and transfer to other regions, for example.
We are currently considering if and how to take this forward. We are aware of Plymouth City Council's review and wonder if any other HOSCs are looking into this or if it's an area you feel we should steer clear of.