Any agenda for change experts around?

(4 Posts)
AbandonGups Thu 02-Jun-16 20:03:15

I'm interested to know how NHS (AfC) notice periods are agreed?
How are staff side involved etc? Two Trusts in the same county have really different notice periods. Our B7s have 4 wk notice, but neighbouring Trust is 12 weeks.
Just interested in process. I'm not on AfC, but see our teams struggling with long gaps if team leaders leave and wonder whether the Trust could / should do anything about notice periods here.

CountryLovingGirl Thu 02-Jun-16 21:23:44

No idea, but I thought notice periods were the same across the NHS. Band 7's are 12 weeks and Band 6's are 8 weeks.
I find it odd that your trust allows band 7's to only work 4 wk notice. It doesn't give them long enough time to get someone in to cover. Would recruitment/personnel be able to sort this?

frikadela01 Thu 02-Jun-16 21:29:38

I'm a band 5 and had to give 8 weeks. I thought it was a national policy tbh and not trust specific.

The notice periods are not the issue with nhs recruitment. My uncle works in recruitment for the NHS and has worked for other large organisations in the same role and said the NHS is ridiculously unorganised behind the scenes. Stuff like not chasing us paperwork and references.

yorkshapudding Fri 03-Jun-16 11:06:40

I've had two band 6 roles in different NHS trusts. For one I had to give 8 weeks notice and the other 4 weeks so I assume it's at the discretion of the Trusts own policy.

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