NHS unsocial hours payments: a quick guide to the process
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NHS unsocial hours payments: a quick guide to the process

Lynne Pearce Health journalist

How much you are entitled to be paid, when the enhanced rate kicks in and what to do if payroll makes a mistake and you end up being underpaid – or overpaid

Unsocial hours payments are additions to basic pay, says NHS Employers. The standard full-time working week for NHS staff is 37.5 hours. Unsocial hours payments apply when working after 8pm and before 6am on weekdays, and from midnight to midnight on Saturdays, Sundays or public holidays. The system does not apply to overtime.

Nursing Standard. 37, 9, 23-23. doi: 10.7748/ns.37.9.23.s13

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