Public sector pay policy 2020 to 2021: technical guide

Supports the application of the 2020 to 2021 public sector pay policy and applies to staff in the Scottish Government and its associated departments, agencies, non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) and public corporations.

5. NHS Scotland Executive and Senior Management posts

Please note this section should be read in conjunction with sections 1, 2 and 4.

Key pay policy parameters for 2020-21

Who does this cover?

5.1 This section covers NHS Scotland Executives and Senior Management posts in all Grades A to I (referred to in this policy as "NHS Executives"). This group of staff is covered by way of a collective pay proposal: individual appointments, remuneration and terms and conditions are made in line with the Scottish Government's health policy.

5.2 The details in section 4 for Chief Executives also apply to NHS Executives with the exception of pay progression which is set out below.

What is the position on progression?

5.3 The pay policy intention is that cost of all progression increases for NHS Executive's must be delivered within an overall baseline paybill cap of 1.5 per cent. The progression increase may vary for individual NHS Executive's within this cohort subject to performance and the increase should not result in any NHS Executive exceeding their pay range maxima.

5.4 In calculating any award, the expectation is that progression, where eligible, will be considered first prior to applying the basic award.



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