Downbanding or downgrading a job means changing the pay structure of the role to a lower grade. At the moment, NHS staff are placed on a national pay scale by reference to a UK-wide NHS job evaluation scheme. The scheme ensures that staff doing the same job in different places are paid the same.
A change in service - redundancy or cutting team size. Information and guidance on preparing evidence to support your case.
Despecialisation is our term to describe when a post or service is threatened with moving from being a condition-specific nursing service to a neurology nurse specialist post that covers a number of conditions.
Redeployment is our term for when the specialist nurse post is asked to take on additional clinical duties which detract from their specialist nurse role. The commonest example is being asked to work on the wards.
An impending vacancy arises when a specialist nurse is choosing to move on, and there appears to be no plan to fill the role.
Change of employer
Change of employer is defined here as an independent provider (such as a commercial company) taking over the contract from an existing NHS employer.