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Publication, Part of

NHS Staff Earnings Estimates September 2020, Provisional Statistics

Official statistics, Experimental statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
England
Geographical Granularity:
Country
Date Range:
01 Aug 2020 to 30 Sep 2020

Appendix A - Description of non-basic pay measures

NHS Earnings publication group name

Payroll Group in ESR Data Warehouse

Payroll Group Definition

Basic Pay Salary / Basic Pay Pay for contracted time.
Payments for Additional Activity Additional Standard Time Additional time between the Contracted and the Standard FTE for the grade. Includes time in lieu, etc.
  Additional PA Payment made for additional Programed Activities (PA's) performed by Consultant Doctors.  This does not include extra sessions (or work done under the old contract) they are included in the 'Additional Standard Time' Payroll Group.
Band Supplement Band Supplement Junior Doctors receive a multiplier to their basic salary based on a number of factors which correspond to the number of hours worked, availability for on call and the antisocial hours they work.
Medical Awards Clinical Excellence Awards Specific payment made under the new Medical Consultant contract.
  Discretionary Points Discretionary points awarded to Medical Consultants under the old contract that have not been subsumed into Clinical Excellence Awards
  Distinction Awards Distinction Awards given to Medical Consultants under the old contract that have not been subsumed into Clinical Excellence Awards
Geographic Allowances Geographic Allowance A payment relating to cost of living normally based on a geographical area. Includes London Weighting, Cost of Living Supplement (COLS) and Agenda for Change High Cost Area payments.
Local Payments Local Any payroll element created and paid by an individual organisation rather than part of the national ESR solution.
On Call On Call/Standby Any form of payment for staff either on-call or standing-by, whether on Whitley Council or Agenda for Change terms. It includes payments made when staff are actually called into work.
Overtime Overtime/ADH Any payment for additional time beyond the standard FTE for the grade.  (In determining Payroll Groups this one takes priority over others - any Overtime payment would go here.  For example the Element 'ASC Alt Shift OT PAY NHS' would normally go under Shift Working/flexibility but since it has the OT tag it goes under Overtime/ADH.)
RRP RRP General Any form of Recruitment and Retention Premium (RRP) excluding those funded from the Department of Health (known as general).
  RRP Long Term Any form of Recruitment and Retention Premium (RRP) funded from the Department of Health (known as general).
Shift Work Payments Shift Working Any form of payment for unsocial hours and shift working.  Includes night, weekend and bank holiday time. Includes Agenda for Change payments for outside normal hours work.
Other Payments Bonus/PRP Any form of bonus or performance related pay.  Excludes discretionary points, distinction awards and clinical excellence awards which are grouped separately.
  Directors of Public Health Supplement Specific payment type made to Directors of Public Health. (Also known as Chief Officer's Supplement.)
  Occupational Absence Occupational Pay for Adoption, Maternity, Paternity. (Excludes Statutory absence payments).
  Other Any payment that does not fit into any of the other categories listed here, and redundancy payments.
  Protected Pay Payments made to staff that have moved onto Agenda for Change but whose previous contracts provided higher pay overall.

Notes

  1. In determining Payroll Groups 'Overtime' takes priority over others - any Overtime payment would go here.  For example the Element 'ASC Alt Shift OT PAY NHS' would normally go under Shift Working/flexibility but since it has the OT tag it goes under Overtime/ADH.
  2.  Some elements are classed as 'Not required for DW' because they merely contain the details or calculations which are used to derive the final payment. (e.g. Whereas the 'Enhanced Contracted NHS' and 'Enhanced NR NHS' elements are included as the front facing elements for payment of the Enhancements, other 'Enhanced' elements such as 'Enhanced Calculator NHS' are not required.)
  3. Acting Up Adj ENH PAY NHS' is classed as 'Salary / Basic Pay' because although it involves an element of Shift Working the majority of it would be extra basic pay due to the Acting Up aspect.  (Note that 'Acting Up Adj OT PAY NHS' is classed as overtime even though the majority of it would actually be basic pay because of rule 1 above.)
  4. Many elements are classed as 'Not Required for DW', this includes Calculations, Deductions and Expense type Payments.
  5. The DW is intended to be used for strategic purposes rather than operational. The Payroll Groupings are intended to enable indicative high level reporting of the volume and cost of particular payment types, they are not intended to enable a payroll accounting system at supra-Trust level. Specific Element and comprehensive expense/deduction analysis will require Trust involvement using payroll/finance reports.

 

Last edited: 8 September 2020 1:00 pm