The green route
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Examples of this type of transfer
This type of transfer typically occurs where NHS staff are transferred in support of ‘partnership arrangements’ set up between NHS bodies and local authorities. NHS staff may also be transferred to a Local Authority as part of the Government’s NHS Modernisation program. You should contact your HR Department, trade union or staff representative to get further advice about your own circumstances.
The legal stuff
For the purposes of the NHS Staff Passport it is assumed that transfers of employees amount to a 'relevant transfer' so that The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) would apply. Where TUPE does not apply, then in accordance with the Cabinet Office Staff Transfers in the Public Sector Statement of Practice (COSOP) some or all of the principles of TUPE may be followed so that staff are treated no less favourably, overall, than if it had applied. For more detail on the application of TUPE see our useful resources page.
You should note that a transfer under TUPE may take place if you move to either (1) the local authority or (2) a separate body specifically established for the partnership arrangements. If you are only working jointly with a local authority, and there is no change of employer, then there should be no transfer. It is expected that there should be all appropriate engagement and consultation with staff before any potential transfer takes place, regardless of which body you move to or from.
How will I be affected by my transfer?
For more information about how your transfer will affect you, click on a topic below.
Pay and terms and conditions
Staff engagement and partnership working
Education and training
HR policies and practices