Junior doctors’ banding appeals guidance and diary card declaration form agreed

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29 / 8 / 2014 Midnight

Updated versions of the junior doctors’ banding appeals guidance and junior doctors’ diary card declaration form are now available for employers to download.

Banding appeals guidance

Following discussions at the Joint Negotiation Committee (Juniors), NHS Employers, the British Medical Association (BMA) and the four countries have agreed an updated version of the good practice guidance for junior doctors banding appeals.

The updated guide explains the process an employer should follow once a banding appeal has been requested, including:

  • Appeal date - adequate notice must be given to the panel members.
  • Membership - who should be on the panel, including a junior doctor and a BMA representative.
  • Documentation - documents and evidence that must be gathered, including extracts from the terms and conditions of service.

The guide also contains information on the role of the panel during the hearing, the appeals process, and a handy FAQs section for common questions and answers that employers might have.

Diary card declaration form

The Joint Negotiation Committee (Juniors), NHS Employers and the British Medical Association (BMA) have agreed an updated version of the Junior Doctors diary card declaration form for England.

The updated form can be downloaded and used freely by employers. It offers protection for both junior doctors and their employers as part of the pay process, clearly explaining both parties' responsibilities and the fact that diary cards form a key part of the payroll system, and will be retained in safe and secure storage as required by legislation. 

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