What do the new public holiday arrangements mean for me?

As per the NHS Circular PCS(DD) 2021/01 there has been a change to your terms and conditions in relation to your annual leave and public holiday arrangements.

Your annual leave entitlement will increase by 3 days per year, while your public holiday entitlement will reduce by 2 days, from 10 to 8 public holidays per year.

The change will increase the annual leave entitlement to 6.6 weeks (33 days) for those grades previously entitles to 6 weeks’ leave, and to 5.6 weeks (28 days) for those previously entitled to 5 weeks’ leave.

The changes outlined in the circular will be applied to less than full time employees on a pro-rata basis.