Chris Bown, consortium steering group chairman, said:
“Sovereignty in decision-making regarding consortium matters has always rested with individual member boards.
“In handing over its final report to boards, the work of the consortium and its steering group has effectively concluded. Continue reading
The south west pay, terms and conditions consortium has today (1 March) released its assessment and recommendations as to the role pay, terms and conditions may play in helping ensure member organisations can be viable and sustainable into the future. Continue reading
“The consortium has always welcomed the proposals and are delighted that agreement has now been reached. The consortium is encouraged by the commitment shown in ensuring national NHS terms and conditions are sustainable and fair. This deal today is an important development. We all now need to press on and ensure the deal is now implemented.”
Chairman, south west pay, terms and conditions consortium
Responding to the autumn budget statement, Chris Bown, chairman of the south west pay, terms and conditions consortium, said:
“Existing legislation permits NHS trusts freedoms in how pay, terms and conditions are arranged at a local level.
“The south west pay, terms and conditions consortium was established to explore ways in which these existing freedoms may be used to support sustainability in services and employment in the face of unprecedented challenges.
“This remains the case.”
Statement from Chris Bown, chair of the south west pay, terms and conditions consortium, in response to progress on national Agenda for Change negotiations:
“On behalf of the consortium I welcome the recent NHS Staff Council proposals to amend aspects of Agenda for Change terms and conditions.
A ‘positive and constructive’ meeting of senior representatives from member organisations of the south west pay terms and conditions consortium took place last week.
The meeting, on 18 September, was attended by around 40 representatives, including chief executives, finance and human resources directors, and other senior staff. Continue reading
Chris Bown, chair of the south west pay, terms and conditions consortium steering group, and chief executive of Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has welcomed today’s publication of the Royal College of Nursing’s health economy and workforce context report. Continue reading
The Foundation Trust Network, which represents the vast majority of providers of NHS healthcare, has issued a response to the consortium’s publication of two discussion documents this week. Continue reading
Up to 6,000 NHS jobs could be safeguarded by NHS employer group
South West consortium publishes latest reports
The South West Pay Terms and Conditions Consortium (SWC) has released two new discussion documents outlining the challenges facing the NHS and how pay, terms and conditions can support sustainable health services and employment now and in the future. Continue reading
The South West pay, terms and conditions consortium has published a frequently asked questions document to answer common questions about its work – click here to read it.