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Agenda for Change Pay Award FAQs

In July 2022, the Government announced new Agenda for Change (AfC) pay rates.

Read the FAQs here.

Am I entitled to Sick Pay?

If you are unwell and unable to work for 3 days or less this is not eligible for a sickness absence payment.

Eligibility starts on the 4th day (in a row) of your sickness absence. You should complete and provide an Employee's Statement of Sickness form (SC2) to self certify which can be found here.

To be eligible for sickness absence payment:
- you need to have worked at least one shift a week for the last 13 weeks prior to the start of your sickness.
- earn at least £123 (before tax) per week for the 8 weeks preceding your inability to work.

If you meet the above criteria, please complete an Employee's Statement of Sickness form (SC2) which can be found here, and then send it to payandreward@nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk, including your details (name, DOB, Staff ID) and a clear description of your reason for absence.

If you are off sick for more than 7 days we'll also need a fit note issued and signed by your GP.

*This notification is required within 6 months of your inability to work to meet the eligibility for sick pay.  

If you do qualify for sick-pay, you will be paid Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) on the following Friday (after being reviewed by SBS). If you have not received pay on the Friday this means you were not eligible for payment.

If you do not qualify for sick-pay, We will send an SSP1 form via recorded mail to enable you to complete and provide to your local job centre to claim benefits for you sickness. This is usually sent out within 7 working days.

Please note there are exceptions where you may not qualify for sick pay.

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