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Musgrove Park Hospital's Trust Board decision on South West Consortium recommendations - 28 March 2013

Musgrove Park Hospital's Trust Board decision on South West Consortium recommendations - 28 March 2013

Musgrove Park Hospital’s Trust Board met yesterday, Wednesday 27th March, to discuss the options put forward by the South West Pay, Terms and Conditions Consortium.

The discussions focussed on a number of factors, including the views of staff. The decision made by the Board was to support a number of options to be taken forward for further negotiation at a national level.

The Board recognised the importance of the work of the consortium in helping to inform the recent changes to the NHS pay framework and welcomed the NHS Staff Council’s commitment to ensuring NHS staff terms and conditions remain fit for purpose in the future so that Musgrove Park Hospital, as well as all NHS organisations, is able to provide the very best levels of care to its patients 7 days a week.

The Board therefore acknowledged the work of the South West Consortium is now complete and that there is no continuing need to be a member. The focus of the Board will now be to support a nationally negotiated pay framework that will enable the Hospital to deliver sustainable services to the community it serves.