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Agenda for Change toolkit

Agenda for Change toolkit

Agenda for Change (AfC) defines the new pay and conditions for all staff employed within the NHS.


Although AfC does not apply directly to general practice (except those practices where staff are employed by the PCO), there are implications for general practice, for example in the recruitment and retention of staff (who may be attracted by AfC terms on offer elsewhere). Also as a result of the introduction of AfC, the Whitley Council pay scales will come to an end in 2006. Many practices currently use the Whitley scales and will need to find an alternative.


Whether you currently use Whitley Council Pay Scales or not, our toolkit explains in simple, plain English, what AfC means, how it could apply to general practice, and how to take the parts that most suit your practice. The toolkit includes information to help you brief the Partners, and a spreadsheet that will allow you to calculate the costs to your practice if you decide to embrace AfC.