Enhanced overtime rates over January

OPS UPDATE

The new year period can present challenges with balancing demand in our region against staffing levels.

Following the additional capacity over the Christmas period, our forecasting and planning tells us that we need to maintain an increase in the level of capacity to meet winter pressures and hospital handover delays.  To support this need we will be offering additional payments for overtime shifts on various dates.

In order to ensure that our staffing levels are balanced, there are a limited number of shifts available to be incentivised.

The payments are available to:

  • Any clinical staff working pre-agreed overtime on an emergency double staffed ambulance
  • PTS staff working overtime providing dedicated urgent vehicle support for A&E
  • Staff working overtime in Call handler, Dispatch, ECAT and TOC roles
  • For staff working shifts of at least 8 hours

Eligibility and further information:

  • Only the shifts specified on the table below would attract the additional payments
  • Shifts must be at least 8 hours in length and pre-agreed with local managers/planners in advance
  • Overtime will be paid at the applicable AFC rate
  • All part time, full time and bank staff are eligible for the additional payments
  • No cancellation of any pre-booked overtime between 13.01.20 and the 02.02.20 inclusive
  • No sickness absence between 13.01.20 and the 02.02.20 inclusive
  • No other absences other than pre-booked annual leave (unless authorised by a line manager)
  • A limited number of shifts by week which attract the additional payments are available, after which, usual AFC overtime rates will apply. These are agreed on a first-come-first-served basis.


Please contact your locality planner to book shifts or speak to your line manager for any further information.

Sincere thanks to all of you for keeping our patients safe.

Trust Executive Team

 

Shifts eligible for additional payments: 

Date

Additional Payment for OT Shifts £

13/01/2020

150

17/01/2020

100

18/01/2020

150

19/01/2020

150

20/01/2020

150

24/01/2020

100

25/01/2020

150

26/01/2020

150

27/01/2020

150

31/01/2020

100

01/02/2020

150

02/02/2020

150

 

 Published 7th January, 2020