Welsh Partnership Hub (WP-HUB)
Welcome to the Welsh Partnership Hub. The Hub provides a one stop “shop” for partnership working within NHS Wales. It’s the home of NHS Terms and Conditions, All Wales W&OD policies and other products and resources that have been develop in partnership under the guidance and direction of the Welsh Partnership Forum.
The Welsh Partnership Hub WP-HUB has been created to provide a central source of information and resources developed and agreed in social partnership. The WP-HUB is intended to support effective and consistent application of pay, terms and conditions, including improvements agreed as part of national negotiations, policies agreed in partnership as well as core terms and conditions.
When specific areas or terms and conditions are agreed across England and Wales, this will be under the auspices of the NHS Staff Council.
In these circumstances the WP-HUB will link to relevant NHS Employers pages.
There is the facility to contact NHS Wales Employers and the opportunity to feedback on the content of the WP-HUB at the bottom of this page.
Policy (including Terms and Conditions of Service) Interpretation - Dispute Referral
There is a joint commitment to fair and consistent application of All Wales Terms and Conditions of Service and Policy. However, it is recognised that there may be times when terms/wording are interpreted differently at local level.
- If a situation arises where there is a disagreement over the interpretation of an agreed policy within an NHS organisation the following process will be observed:
- The parties within an NHS Wales organisation must seek to resolve the issue locally;
- Should the matter remain unresolved, following partnership discussions in the organisation, it must be referred to the LPF outlining why it has not been possible to resolve the matter locally;
- Should the LPF agree that the matter cannot be resolved locally, a joint employer/TU submission should be made by the LPF to Welsh.Partnershiphub@wales.nhs.uk outlining the area requiring clarification/resolution.
- This will then be considered by the joint (employer/TU) chairs of the WPF and a response provided through NHS Wales Employers.
Welsh Partnership Forum (WPF)
A description of the NHS Wales or Welsh Partnership Forum (WPF) structure, membership, meetings and work undertaken
Welsh Partnership Forum Business Committee Membership, Meetings and Documentation
WPF BC Membership, Meetings and Documentation
Welsh Partnership Forum - Medical and Dental Business Group
Description of the Medical & Dental Business Group (MDBG), Membership, Meetings and work undertaken
Agenda for Change (W) Pay, Terms and Conditions
Information on the Agenda for Change Pay, Terms and Conditions of service for staff in NHS Wales.
Medical and Dental (W) - Pay, Terms and Conditions of Service
Key Information related to Pay, Terms and Conditions for Medical & Dental staff at all levels of practice
All Wales Employment Policy, Procedures and Protocols
Employment policies etc. in the NHS in Wales. How to feedback to improve policies etc. How to refer issues from Local Partnership Forum (LPFs)
NHS Wales Approach to Flexible Working
This page gives overview of the NHS Wales Approach to Flexible Working.
13 July 2023
Using Flexible Retirement to Improve Retention
How to support staff to work flexibly using the new flexible retirement options being introduced this year.
Speaking Up Safely Framework
An overview of the speaking up safely framework.
20 September 2023
Specialty and Associate Specialist (SAS) Doctors (Wales) - Charter
SAS Charter and associated Guidance
NHS Wales guidance for managers - supporting employees on long term sickness absence with a diagnosis of post-COVID-19 syndrome
NHS Wales guidance for managers on supporting employees on long term sickness absence with a diagnosis of post-COVID-19 syndrome.
10 June 2022
Guidance to Support Individuals with Long COVID-19 to Return to Work & Guidance to Support Individuals who are asymptomatic but test positive
Updated All Wales Guidance
31 October 2023