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    • GlasweJen
    • By GlasweJen 4th Oct 17, 6:22 PM
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    NHS AFC adoption leave query.
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    • 4th Oct 17, 6:22 PM
    NHS AFC adoption leave query. 4th Oct 17 at 6:22 PM
    I currently work for a Scottish NHS board at band 3, I have 26 months service.

    I've been offered a band 6 job in another health board subject to references (shouldn't be a problem).

    The problem is that our surrogate is pregnant (first time, we were basically told that this wouldn't happen and it would take multiple shots to get this far).

    If I accept this job and we adopt a baby in May/June 2018 would I still be entitled to full adoption leave?
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    • clairec79
    • By clairec79 4th Oct 17, 10:19 PM
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    Admittedly this was maternity leave rather than the adoption that you asked about, however when someone I know was pregnant (very early) and changed health board/trust she was able to still get the maternity pay as there was no break in service.

    Could you ring payroll/HR and ask
    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 5th Oct 17, 4:40 PM
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    I can't answer your question Jen, but congratulations!
    • GlasweJen
    • By GlasweJen 6th Oct 17, 6:44 PM
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    I can't answer your question Jen, but congratulations!
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    Congratulations.

    I think adoption leave is treated the same as maternity - it's continuous NHS employment that counts, regardless of what trust you are in.

    http://www.nhsemployers.org/your-workforce/pay-and-reward/agenda-for-change/nhs-terms-and-conditions-of-service-handbook/parents-and-carers/adoption-leave-and-paysection-35

    Note that that is for the occupational maternity pay. If you haven't worked for same employer for 26 weeks before you go off you won't be entitled to statutory maternity pay. This happens v frequently to doctors rotating between hospitals and isn't a big deal at all: you claim the same amount from the DWP instead in the form of maternity allowance. The form and process is straightforward. And actually it works out as worth a tiny bit more as you don't get taxed on the MA.
    • GlasweJen
    • By GlasweJen 6th Oct 17, 10:18 PM
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    Congratulations.

    I think adoption leave is treated the same as maternity - it's continuous NHS employment that counts, regardless of what trust you are in.

    http://www.nhsemployers.org/your-workforce/pay-and-reward/agenda-for-change/nhs-terms-and-conditions-of-service-handbook/parents-and-carers/adoption-leave-and-paysection-35

    Note that that is for the occupational maternity pay. If you haven't worked for same employer for 26 weeks before you go off you won't be entitled to statutory maternity pay. This happens v frequently to doctors rotating between hospitals and isn't a big deal at all: you claim the same amount from the DWP instead in the form of maternity allowance. The form and process is straightforward. And actually it works out as worth a tiny bit more as you don't get taxed on the MA.
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    Thank you so much
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