The NHS consists of similar roles throughout the country which share common features. To ensure consistency in these roles they are matched against national job profiles which also help to determine which Agenda for Change pay band they should sit in. A national job profile is based on the job description, person specification and related additional information of a particular role. They are produced by the Job Evaluation Group (JEG) and are available on the NHS Employers website. Also available at NHS Employers is the job evaluation handbook, pay and conditions circular and the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook.

The recently updated national profiles for healthcare science are now available.