Following a consultation period the first data tables using the new methodology for NHS Staff Earnings data in England for Hospital and Community Health Service (HCHS) staff (excluding primary care staff) were published alongside those using the old methodology in September 2012. This publication is the first in a series that only contains data tables produced using the new methodology.
The data, which is published every quarter, covers the period from April 2008 through to 30 September 2012. We've taken pay data from all NHS organisations using the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) during the period. The methodology used to produce these estimates is available in the bulletin above. We have also published the response to the public consultation that closed on 29 June 2012.
As expected with provisional, statistics, some figures may be revised from month to month as issues are uncovered and resolved. No refreshes of the provisional data will take place either as part of the regular publication process, or where minor enhancements to the methodology have an insignificant impact on the figures at a national level. However, the provisional status allows for this to occur if it is determined that a refresh of data is required subsequent to initial release. Where a refresh of data occurs, it will be clearly documented in the publications. We welcome feedback on the methodology and tables within this publication. Please send your comments and suggestions, clearly stating 'NHS Staff Earnings' as the subject heading through to firstname.lastname@example.org or 0845 300 6016.