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  • 500 bonus for health and social care staff

    Created: 17/12/2020, Updated: 22/12/2020

    The Scottish Government has announced a one-off pro-rata payment of £500 to Scotland’s NHS and social care staff who had made such a significant contribution to the pandemic response. The one-off payment is for Scotland’s NHS and social care workers employed since 17 March 2020, including staff who have had to shield, or who have since retired.

    The announcement set out those in the NHS and staff working in Adult Social Care who are eligible, including:

    • Care home staff
    • Homecare staff
    • Palliative care/hospice staff
    • Adult Personal Assistants
    • Social care staff in residential child care settings
    • Social Workers (including those working with children and families and in criminal justice.

    NHS Scotland Counter Fraud Services have been made aware of  emails and telephone calls received by NHS and social care staff within the Glasgow area, requesting bank details from them in order for the bonus payment to be made. This has been identified as a scam, and staff are urged not to disclose any bank details to unknown callers. 

    Staff will not be required to disclose any personal details or bank account details over the telephone in relation to this payment. Any enquiries should be directed in the first instance to your line manager or your payroll department.

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