NHS pay rises could cost hospice £200K worries Blackpool boss

A Blackpool hospice boss is worried terminally ill patients may suffer as a result of a recent NHS pay rise which could cost £200,000-a-year. Charities claim a government decision to only allow non-NHS hospices which employ staff on an Agenda for Change contract to access part of the £800m given to the NHS to fund pay rises.
The Agenda for Change scheme sets-out a strict wage structure with new bands.
Charities Hospice UK, Together for Short Lives and Marie Curie are warning it could have a damaging impact on charitable hospices in England and put vital services at risk.
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16 July 2018 in Regional North West , Views: 37
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