NHS Tariffs and the impact on staff

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2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
11 December 2015
Carried as Amended

Conference is concerned that the complex tariff system in operation in the NHS may disadvantage some services, and consequently our members that provide those services.

The tariffs result in lower levels of funding for those services, leading to difficulty in recruiting; staff shortages; increased workload and less flexibility, thus impacting on the health and wellbeing of those working in these areas.

Conference is concerned that amongst those adversely affected may be women’s hospitals, and those providing women’s services, including gynaecological and maternity services.

Conference calls upon the SGE to:

1)explore these concerns, and investigate whether the tariff system disproportionately impact on particular services, and consequently the members providing those services;

2)raise these concerns with appropriate employer and tariff setting organisations, with a view to lobbying for fairer tariff levels for disadvantaged services.