FAQs

  • If an individual has two different part-time jobs in the NHS will they need two KSF post outlines?
  • Does the KSF post outline determine the pay band?
  • Once an individual has met or exceeded their KSF post outline will they move automatically to the next pay band?
  • What occurs if the objectives within the personal development plan are not achieved within the agreed period of time due to unforeseeable circumstances?
  • What happens if a member of staff does not get organisational support for their development and this affects their ability to go through a gateway?
  • Can an organisation restrict the number of individuals who can progress through a gateway at any one time?
  • What if the individual and their reviewer are unable to reach agreement?
  • If an individual meets their full KSF post outline before the second pay gateway are they able to move up the pay spine?
  • When an individual is seconded into a different post in their organisation, what will happen to their KSF pay gateway reviews?
  • Is it possible to use the KSF development review process to defer pay progression at times outside of the gateways?
  • How does the KSF support clinical governance?
  • How will the KSF help boards deal with the new Corporate Manslaughter legislation?
  • Do organisations need to develop their own local competences to implement the KSF?