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NHS Employee needs advice please!!

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StayStrongFeelBlessed Mon 25-Mar-13 18:20:31

Hi Guys,

This is my first time on here, so please be patient with me!
I work for the NHS, and am returning to work in a couple of months after my maternity leave. Does anyone know whether I am able to find another job for another NHS organisation, without having to pay my maternity pay back? I just dont want to go back to my original job as it isnt the friendliest place to work at the moment!

Thanks guys...any advice is much appreciated! smile

tribpot Mon 25-Mar-13 18:34:28

Welcome to MN!

There was a thread on this not too long ago - you can read it here.

I think the upshot was you can move jobs within the NHS and retain continuity of service, i.e. that the maternity pay doesn't have to be paid back as you have returned to NHS employment. However, do read the thread to make sure I am remembering that correctly!

StayStrongFeelBlessed Mon 25-Mar-13 18:38:34

Thank you Tribpot!! Much much appreciated! smile smile smile
It would be a relief if I can move...I would start job hunting now!

MrsMarkWebberinmydreams Mon 25-Mar-13 18:41:37

Hi, you can move within the NHS and do not have to pay your mat leave back so long as you work for 3 months continuously once you return.

StayStrongFeelBlessed Mon 25-Mar-13 18:46:31

Thanks guys!

I must admit, I am feeling so much better now...was starting to feel a bit anxious about going back to work!

My work place atm is full of office politics and no confidentiality....not a place I want to be in!

MrsMarkWebberinmydreams Mon 25-Mar-13 18:47:55

Good luck with the job hunt. Hope you find something that suits and is a nice place to work.

moojie Mon 25-Mar-13 18:57:16

I have not actually checked this out for myself but my matron mentioned a while back that you actually have 5 years to 'pay back' your mat leave and it can be for any NHS trust. So as long as you work for3 continuous months within 5 years apparently you don't have to pay any money back.

pipsy76 Mon 25-Mar-13 19:02:20

I returned to work for a different nhs trust in a different job and their were no problems, less hours as wellgrin

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