NHS maternity pay?????

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  1. katy1984

    katy1984 proud mummy & pregnant

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    hi just wondered if anyone works for the nhs and know's what the maternity pay is? ive worked for the nhs for over 3 years now.just want to know roughly what money to expect when i go on maternity leave.A lady at work told me it basically works out at full pay all the way through and not to worry but i dont think this is right!?!?!
     
  2. ellie27

    ellie27 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure, I am a teacher and my pay is full-pay for the first 13wks and then the stat pay of £125ish per week for the next 26wks then no pay for the last 13wks of the year:flower:
     
  3. pink23

    pink23 mummy to 2 x

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    HI i found this on a nhs website. hope this helps.
    • 8 weeks at full pay
    • 18 weeks at half pay + basic Statutory Maternity Pay on the understanding that the received payment will be adjusted to not exceed full pay.
    • 13 weeks + Basic SMP if due
    • 13 weeks unpaid leave .
    Ive looked mysel because i work for the nhs so want to know what I can get x
     
  4. Rabbittchild

    Rabbittchild Well-Known Member

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    I wish I had started work a week earlier than I'd be entitled to this as it looks quite good, sadly I got pregnant a week before returning to nursing so I think I'm only entitled to MA :(
     
  5. hippylittlej

    hippylittlej Mummy to a little girl.

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    my friend works for the NHS and got full pay for 6 months then statutory due to length of service which was just over 2 years. Check with someone within HR
     
  6. glaciergirl

    glaciergirl Well-Known Member

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    Interesting! I am in Local Government and I get:
    6 weeks: 90% weekly pay
    12 weeks: 50% weekly pay + SMP
    20 weeks: SMP
    I then have almost 7 weeks of annual leave of full salary (made up of bank holidays, carry over leave and 3 weeks of 11/12 allowance) that I tagged onto the end of the year.
     
  7. hulahoop09

    hulahoop09 Mum to lg and pg #2

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    I work in a doctors surgery and i get basic smp :( 6 wks at 90% then 33wks at £128 odd a wk.

    Xx
     
  8. Blah11

    Blah11 ☼ Mummy to Amelie ☼

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    Its not full pay, no.

    First 8 weeks is full pay, next 18 is half pay + SMP which can be pretty much full pay depending on what you earn, then 13 is just SMP. You can take upto a year off but the last few weeks is unpaid.

    something like that anyway! I ended up being quite skint last 3 months last time so am planning on saving money up for it so its not so much of a struggle. I ended up being off for just over 11 months as I used 6 weeks of annual leave. 2 weeks before, and 4 after.
     
  9. katy1984

    katy1984 proud mummy & pregnant

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    thank you everyone :) ive just got to decide when to take maternity leave now lol! ill have some holidays to use aswell so i can finish sooner :) xxx
     
  10. Blah11

    Blah11 ☼ Mummy to Amelie ☼

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    i do suggest working as late as you possibly can. You'll not regret it when its time to go back!
     
  11. discoclare

    discoclare Well-Known Member

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    I work for the NHS (7 years service). And the above was exactly what I received in maternity pay.
     

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