Journal article

"Riding the bumpy seas": Or the impact of the Knowledge Skills Framework component of the Agenda for Change initiative on staff in intermediate care settings

Alex McClimens, Susan Nancarrow, Anna Moran, Pamela Enderby, Caroline Mitchell

JOURNAL OF INTERPROFESSIONAL CARE | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2010

Abstract

This paper explores the compatibility of the recently modernized NHS pay structure, "Agenda for Change" (AfC) with the workforce flexibilities arising within intermediate care services in the NHS in England. The findings reported here were an unanticipated outcome of a larger, Department of Health (England) study which explored the impact of workforce flexibility on the costs and outcomes of older peoples' community-based services. The research coincided with the introduction of AfC, and, as such pay modernization was a strongly emergent theme from focus groups that involved 11 teams as part of the larger study. In principle, it appears that both intermediate care and AfC should support the ..

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