Research on regional pay for medical and non-medical staff in the NHS

Research on regional pay for medical and non-medical staff in the NHS

Investigators

Elliott, R., Scott, A., Skåtun, D. and Ikenwilo, D. (HERU) Bell, D. and Roberts, E. (University of Stirling)

Summary

The research had three main elements: a literature review, the assembly of a dataset on to regional pay variation in health and analysis of this dataset for each staff group to reduce regional recruitment and retention problems. Based on these analyses this research produced a report which identified the regional and local variation in NHS pay, mapped this against the pay of appropriate comparators, calculated the pay gap and estimated the impact of this upon the ability of the NHS to attract and retain the staff it needs. It also reported the effects of indicators of the NHS hospital working environment on the ability of the NHS to attract and retain staff. Researchers assessed the likely cost-effectiveness of regional pay awards to hospital doctors, allied health professionals and nurses and midwives, and where the data allow sub-groupings of the above.

Contact

R Elliott

Status

Complete

Publications

Elliott, R., Skåtun, D., Ikenwilo, D., Scott, A., Bell, D. and Roberts, E. Regional Pay for NHS medical and non-medical staff. Report to Department of Health. 2005.

Presentations

Elliott, R.F., Skåtun, D., Ikenwilo, D., Scott, A., Bell, D. and Roberts, E. Do inflexible national pay structures help explain nursing vacancy rates? iHEA. Barcelona, July 2005.

Scott, A., Elliott, R., Skåtun, D., Ikenwilo, D., Bell, D. and Roberts, E. Does relative pay influence shortages of doctors and nurses? Implications for the cross-national mobility of health professionals. European Conference on Health Economics. Budapest, July 2006.

Elliott, R., Skåtun, D. and Ikenwilo, D. Regional pay for NHS medical and non-medical staff. Department of Health. Leeds. May 2005.