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Join the Bank and earn extra for Christmas

Join the Bank and earn extra for Christmas.

As you are aware DCHS puts the patient at the heart of everything we do, but we cannot provide good care without the co-operation of our bank staff. The Christmas period with the commencement of winter pressures in the NHS is a critical time for us to ensure that our patients continue to receive the excellent quality of care we are able to provide.

In order to ensure that we provide maximum 24/7 patient care over the Christmas period, the Executive team has agreed to offer an enhanced pay rate for all Clinical patient facing bank workers only (qualified and unqualified) as follows:

  • Time and a half for all basic hours worked
  • Double time for all unsocial hours worked (as defined by Agenda for Change)
  • Double time and a half for 4th, 11th, 18th, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th and 31st December 2016 and 1st, 2nd, 8th, 15, 22nd and 29th January 2017,  as we recognise that these are the dates when people most want to be with their families.

Executives have agreed this arrangement from 1 December and this will run through until 31 January 2017.

Joining the bank couldn’t be easier, just complete a new starter form (HR03) which you can also get from this page - and if the post you are interested in is within a different discipline to your substantive or fixed term post, please ask your manager to provide a character reference; indicating your experience, skills and qualifications in relation to the Bank Post.  Return the form to Staffing Solutions and you will soon be eligible to work additional shifts through the BANK. 

If you have any queries regarding this please do contact us directly on 01246 253077 Option 2 or email