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Join the waste revolution and switch to online payslips using ESR

Many of us have become more aware in recent times of the environmental challenges of 21st century living, and we are all trying to do our bit to reduce waste and have a more positive impact on the planet.  One way in which the NHS can positively support this is by reducing paper waste.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a lever for change for many organisations as some of their staff had to move from office to remote working, making the receiving, handling and distributing of paper payslips outdated, inconvenient and unsafe.

Between March and June 2020 an additional 314,000 employees switched to online payslips using ESR.

During August 2020 we reported that more than 1.6 million NHS staff on ESR (that’s 78% of the NHS workforce using ESR) access their online payslip via ESR Self Service, and that number continues to grow.

In July 2020 approximately 455,700 employees received paper payslips across the NHS, the majority of which will be filed away until they are needed for proof of earnings, and yet online payslips are available via ESR to all NHS employees with an ESR record.

More and more NHS organisations are now seeing the benefits of switching off their paper payslip processes and empowering their staff to enable them to access their online payslips immediately when made available, often before payday, at a time to suit them. Historical payslips are also available, for ease of reference.

As part of our latest campaign to encourage all NHS organisations to switch to online payslips we have published a suite of new material that includes a new easy seven step guide, a full end to end implementation guide and helpful FAQs.  You can access all these resources via the ESR Hub at 

Switch to Greener, Cleaner, Safer 

Watch our video to learn more about the impact of switching to online payslips.

Contact your NHS ESR Regional Functional Account Manager team for more  expert advice and guidance.


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