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Agenda for Change: what nurses need to know as they consider the latest pay offer

The system aims to offer transparent pay and conditions – but is it still fit for purpose?

The system was set up to offer transparent pay and conditions across the NHS – but is it still fit for purpose?

What is Agenda for Change?

Agenda for Change (AfC) was seen as the largest and most ambitious attempt to introduce a new pay system in the NHS. The initiative brought together more than one million staff across the UK under a common framework.

AfC replaced the Whitley scales and clinical grading schemes and aimed to harmonise and modernise pay and conditions, terms of employment and human resources policies across the NHS.

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