Agenda for Change has failed to deliver, MPs warn

Agenda for Change has failed the deliver the improvements it promised, a parliamentary watchdog has said.

The NHS finished transferring staff over to the new pay framework in August 2006. This, the government said, would save the NHS £1.3bn.

But Edward Leigh, chair of the Public Accounts Committee, said that ‘the promised new and more effective ways in which staff were going to work have yet to emerge’.

There was no evidence that it had achieved the £1.3bn in savings predicted, he added.

The committee also found that, in the framework's first two years, just over half (54%) of NHS staff had an annual knowledge and skills reviews.

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