Summer Incentive

Who does the Incentive apply to?

All Nursing, Midwifery, Theatre & AHP Therapy Staff:

From 9th July—10th September work 85.5 hours via NHSP to receive a Bonus Payment

  • £375- Nursing/Therapy Band 2-3
  • £525- Nursing/Therapy Band 4
  • £750- Nursing/Midwifery/Therapy Band 5+


Do workers have to opt in or apply for an incentive?

No, Shifts can be actively booked for the areas highlighted on the next page.


Is this for ALL Bank staff?

Yes, substantive staff, Bank Only, Bank Exclusive & Rapid Response staff.


Do all shift type and days count to the incentive/when will I be paid?

Yes, all shift types/days will count but the total worked hours must reach 85.5 as a minimum between:

Friday 9th July- Friday 10th September

Shifts to be released by Sunday 19th September

Pay day Friday 1st October


What if I am not registered on the Bank?

You are able to join by completing the online application, but you MUST ensure that your Manager approves this ASAP and that you provide the correct Right to Work documents online or to the local office. Once these actions are complete it will take 24 hours to be registered.


What if there are not enough shifts/hours available to qualify for the minimum hours?

Additional shifts can be worked on alternative wards, including Ward 1 or Escalation areas. Under no circumstances MUST Bank only staff be cancelled and replaced for a Substantive worker.


Shift cancellations - not eligible for bonus

Will be reviewed at the end of the 9 week incentive period, those cancelling shifts (not due to Covid reasons) at short notice via NHSP (within 8 hours) will not be eligible for the bonus Friday 9th July - Friday 10th September

We will be monitoring the health and wellbeing of S&O staff that participate to ensure the incentive does not impact on their overall attendance at work. Attendance of participants will be reviewed at the end of this incentive. This may impact the ability for staff to be part of future incentives in order to support the health and wellbeing of our staff.


What if I cancel a shift as alternative employment and re-book in another ward area?

This will still be classed as a cancellation and something we strongly advise against. Please only book shifts you can commit to working to support reducing cancellations at the trust.


Are self isolation shifts included in the incentive?

No, self isolation shifts are not included.


What if an agency worker wants to join the bank?

Agency staff can migrate to the bank to take advantage of the incentive, they would be able to join via the Bank Exclusive process. However they/we MUST give 4 weeks notice to their Agency in writing. Once they have worked on the bank they cannot work at SO via the agency in the future.


Will I be taxed?

Yes, all shifts worked including the bonus payment will be subject to tax. Payment will be received alongside any other shifts released for the same pay date.

Payslips may not show if you are expecting to receive the bonus payment only on 1st October.


What if I don’t receive a bonus on 1st October?

You can contact the team on to raise a query. If there has been an error or a review is undertaken, any payments will be rectified for a later pay date.

*We have found over the past 3 incentives staff missing out due to timesheet errors or non standard shifts not amounting to the required amount, please double check your own hours and ensure before the date you have achieved the requirement*


Which areas are included within the incentive?

All areas requiring Nursing, Midwifery, Theatre & AHP Therapy Staff