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Pay for health informatics staff

Most jobs in the NHS are covered by the Agenda for Change (AfC) pay scales.  This pay system covers all staff except doctors, dentists and the most senior managers. For information about pay for these professions see the pay information section in the medical and dental sections.

In AfC the NHS job evaluation system determines a points score which is used to match jobs to one of the nine pay bands and determine levels of basic salary.

Each of the nine pay band has a number of pay points. Staff will normally progress to the next pay point annually until they reach the top of the pay band.  In addition to basic pay, there is also extra pay for staff who work in high cost areas such as around London.

Agenda for change 

Your career in health informatics could start at an Agenda for Change Band 1 as a health records assistant, rising to Band 7 for an information management and technology manager with more senior managerial posts attracting higher bandings or being covered by the salary scheme for very senior managers in the NHS.

Examples of other roles in this group, with typical Agenda for Change pay bands include, service desk operator (Band 2), infromation assistant (Band 3), clinical assistant librarian (Band 4-5), ICT test analyst (Band 5) and business analyst (Band 7).

 

Clinical informatics

These are examples of roles and the AfC bands at which they may be paid:

  • care pathway co-ordinator (band 4)
  • clinical audit facilitator (band 5)
  • head of clinical governance (band 8a-c)
Information and communication staff

These are examples of roles and the AfC bands at which they may be paid:

  • service desk operator (band 3)
  • ICT test analyst (band 5)
  • head of systems development (band 8a-c).
Information management

These are examples of roles and the AfC bands at which they may be paid:

  • information assistant (band 3)
  • information analyst (band 5)
  • head of information services (band 8a)
Knowledge management

These are examples of roles and the AfC bands at which they may be paid: 

  • patient information officer (band 3)
  • assistant librarian (band 5)
  • library services manager (band 7)
Project and programme management

These are examples of roles and the AfC bands at which they may be paid:

  • project and programme support officer (band 4)
  • business analyst (band 7)
  • project lead (band 8) 
Health informatics educators and trainers

These are examples of roles and the AfC bands at which they may be paid:

  • IT training adminstrator (band 3)
  • IT training manager (band 7)
  • head of training (band 8a-c)
Health records and patient administration

These are examples of roles and the AfC bands at which they may be paid:

  • health records assistant (band 2)
  • medical summariser (band 3)
  • health records officer (band 6) 

 

What do health informatics staff earn?

The following information gives an indication of which Agenda for Change pay bands certain job titles fit into and is based on the nationally produced job profiles. It can be used as a guide to the levels of pay, but please note that some job vacancies advertised in the NHS may carry very slightly different job titles to those provided here.

For actual pay rates, please click on the link below.

 

Band 1
Health records assistant
Clincal coding support worker
Band 2
Clinical coding officer (entry level)
IT team administrator
Clerical officer (Wards)
Patient information assistant
Band 3
Clinical coding officer
Clerical officer team leader (outpatients)
Health records officer (team leader)
IT training administrator
IT team administrator
Library technician
Medical secretary
Band 4
Clinical trials data co-ordniator
General office manager/admin team leader
Health records clerk
Assistant information analyst
Senior service desk operator
Project and programme support officer
Medical secretary
Band 5
Clinical audit facilitator/analyst
Clinical coder
Health records team leader
Information analyst
Patient administration team leader
Band 6
Clinical trials officer
Data quality manager
Health records officer
ICT security analyst
Librarian
Project manager
Senior information analyst
Band 7
Clinical coding manager
Clinical quality manager
Health records Manager
Information manager
Library service manager
Programme manager
Systems development manager
Training manager
Band 8A-C
Head of clincal governance, risk and patient safety (Band 8a-c)
Head of health records  (Band 8a-c)
Head of information services (Band 8a-b)
Head of training (Band 8a-b)
Head of systems development (Band 8a-c)
Library services lead (Band 8a-b)
Technical architect (Band 8a)

 

AGENDA FOR CHANGE PAY RATES

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