Medical and dental pay and conditions circulars

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30 / 8 / 2016 2pm

We have collated  previous years' pay and conditions circulars informing hospital medical and dental staff and doctors in public health medicine and the community health service about changes to pay and terms and conditions.

Prior to 1 April 2005 Advance Letters (AL(MD)) were published by the Department of Health. These can now be found in the national archive.

If you have any queries, please email doctorsanddentists@nhsemployers.org

2016

Pay and Conditions Circular (M&D) 2/2016 (Published 25/07/2016)
This pay and conditions circular has been amended to clarify the nature of the introduction of the new terms and conditions of service (TCS), and to correct some references to paragraph numbers within the new TCS. This version replaces the circular issued on 6 July 2016.

Pay and Conditions Circular (M&D) 1/2016 (Published 04/8/2016)
This pay and conditions circular (M&D) 1/2016 replaces the previous version published 30 March 2016. It has been updated to include the 2016/17 salary for dental foundation trainees, which was unavailable at the time of publishing the previous version. It also updates on the indicative training allowance for salaried primary care dental staff, which was previously omitted. These are the only changes from the previous version, all other figures remain the same.


2015

Pay and Conditions Circular (M&D) 1/2015 (Published 20/3/2015)
Pay award for hospital medical and dental staff, doctors and dentists in public health, the community health service and salaried primary dental care. This Pay & Conditions circular informs employers of the pay arrangements for staff covered by the national medical and dental terms and conditions of service, which apply between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016 only.

2014

Pay and Conditions Circular (M&D) 2/2014 (Published 31/3/2014)
Pay award for Hospital medical and dental staff, doctors and dentists in public health, the community health service and salaried primary dental care.

This Pay & Conditions circular informs employers of the pay arrangements for staff covered by the national medical and dental terms and conditions of service, which apply between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015 only.

2013

Pay Circular (M&D) 3/2013 - VDP pay
Date: 25/7/2013
This pay circular informs employers in the NHS (England) of amendments in the national pay for Vocational Dental Practitioners (VDP) effective from 1 April 2013 and the terms and conditions of service of hospital medical and dental staff and doctors and dentists in public health and the terms and conditions of service for Consultants (2003) effective from 31 March 2013.

Pay Circular (M&D) 2/2013 - Changes to TCS
Date: 27/3/2013
This pay circular notifies employers of changes to Terms and Conditions of Service – Consultants (England) 2003, Terms and Conditions of Service for Specialty Doctors – England (2008), Terms and Conditions of Service for Associate Specialists – England (2008), National Health Service Hospital Medical and Dental Staff and Doctors in Public Health Medicine and the Community Health Service (England) Terms and Conditions of Service (now renamed Terms and Conditions of Service - NHS Medical and Dental Staff (England) 2002).

It includes references to Injury Allowance, Parental leave and public sector equality duty, Redundancy, Pay for Associate Specialists taking up locum consultant posts, Pay protection on return to training, Banding questionnaire, Contract maintenance.  

Pay Circular (M&D) 1/2013 - Pay award 2013/14
Date: 27/3/2013
This pay circular informs employers in the NHS (England) of the changes in the national pay and conditions of service of hospital medical and dental staff and doctors and dentists in public health, the community health service, salaried primary dental care and salaried general practitioners effective from 1 April 2013.

This circular provides details of Uplifts to national salary scales for 2013/14, Uplifts to fees and allowances, GP Registrar supplements, Uplifts to the minima and maxima of the salaried GPs’ pay range.

2012

Pay Circular (M&D) 1/2012 
Date: 6/6/2012
This informs employers in the NHS (England) of the freeze in the national pay rates of hospital medical and dental staff and doctors and dentists in public health, the community health service, salaried primary dental care and salaried general practitioners effective from 1 April 2012.

2011

Pay Circular (M&D) 1/2011
Date: 13/6/2011 
This informs employers in the NHS (England) of the freeze in the national pay rates of hospital, medical, and dental staff and doctors and dentists in public health, the community health service, salaried primary dental care and salaried general practitioners, effective from 1 April 2011.

2010

Pay Circular (M&D) 1/2010 - Pay award 2010/11
Date: 6/4/2010 
This informs employers in the NHS (England) of changes in the national pay and conditions of service of hospital medical and dental staff and doctors and dentists in public health, the community health service, salaried primary dental care and salaried general practitioners effective from 1 April 2010. 

This circular provides details of National salary scales, Fees and allowances, GP Registrar supplements, New minima and maxima of the Salaried GPs’ pay range, applicable from 1 April 2010 as a result of the Government decisions arising from the recommendations of the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration.

2009

Pay Circular (M&D) 2/2009 - Corrigendum to Pay Circular (M&D) 1/2009
Date: 25/8/2009
A pay circular informing the service of changes to the consultants Terms and Conditions of Service and a corrigendum to Annex A Section 7 of Pay Circular (M&D)1/2009 to correct an earlier rounding error in the Associate Specialist 2008 locum rates. The changes are effective from 1 September 2009.

Pay circular (M&D) 1/2009 - Pay award 2009/10
Date: 9/4/2009 
The new pay circular informing the service of the annual pay increases for medical and dental staff has been published on our website. This pay circular notifies the changes in national pay and conditions of service of hospital medical and dental staff, doctors and dentists in public health, the community health service, salaried primary dental care and salaried GPs, with effect from 1 April 2009.

2008

Pay Circular (M&D) 5/2008 - Mileage rates 
Date: 4/8/2008
This pay circular informs NHS employers of the new mileage rates for hospital medical and dental staff, and doctors and dentists in public health, the community health service and salaried primary dental care. 

Pay Circular (M&D) 4/2008 - New core specialty registrars pay scale
Date: 7/7/2008
Informing NHS employers of a new pay scale for specialty registrars in core training & changes in the national conditions of service for hospital medical and dental staff & doctors & dentists in public health & the community health service.

Pay Circular (M&D) 3/2008 - Pay Award 2008/09 
Date: 25/4/2008
Changes in national pay and conditions of service of hospital medical and dental staff, doctors and dentists in public health, the community health service, salaried primary dental care and salaried GPs, with effect from 1 April 2008.  

Pay Circular (M&D) 2/2008 - Revised NHS Pension Scheme
Date: 31/3/2008
This pay circular informs NHS employers of consequential changes to the medical and dental TCS and contracts related to the introduction of revised NHS Pension Scheme arrangements.

Pay Circular (M&D) 1/2008 - Introduction of Specialty Doctor grade and new Associate Specialist contract 
Date: 31/3/2008
This pay circular informs NHS employers of the introduction of the Specialty Doctor grade and new contractual arrangements for the Associate Specialist (2008) grade.

2007

Pay Circular (M&D) 7/2007 - pay increase
Date: 1/10/2007
This pay circular informs NHS employers of the changes with effect from 1 November 2007 in the national pay and conditions of service of hospital medical and dental staff and doctors in public health medicine and the community health service.

Pay Circular (M&D) 6/2007 - Pay rates for Locum appointments for service (SpR)
Date: 30/7/2007
This pay circular notifies employers of rates of pay for Locum Appointments for Service in the Specialty Registrar grade, of amendments to the T&C of Service for Hospital Medical and Dental Staff and Doctors in Public Health Medicine.

Pay Circular (M&D) 5/2007 - Changes to maternity leave, parental leave and pay arrangements
Date: 30/7/2007
This pay circular notifies employers of changes in respect of maternity leave and pay arrangements, parental and carers leave provisions and flexible working arrangements from 1 April 2007.

Pay Circular (M&D) 4/2007 - Introduction of specialty registrar grade
Date: 8/5/2007
This pay circular notifies employers of the introduction of the specialty registrar grade and amendments to the terms and conditions of service in respect of pay on return to training.

Pay Circular (M&D) 3/2007 - Changes to the Consultants' on call availability
Date: 30/3/2007
This pay circular notifies employers of changes to the 2003 consultant (England) Terms and Conditions of Service.

Pay Circular (M&D) 2/2007 - Pay award 2007/08
Date: 26/3/2007
This pay circular informs NHS employers of the changes with effect from 1 April 2007 in the national pay and conditions of service of hospital medical and dental staff and doctors in public health medicine and the community health service. 

Pay Circular (M&D) 1/2007 - Changes in redundancy pay
Date: 1/3/2007
This pay circular notifies employers of a change, in respect of redundancy pay, to the hospital medical and dental staff, doctors in public health medicine and the community health service (2002) T&C of Service (TCS) and the T&C Consultants (Eng) 2003.

2006

Pay Circular (M&D) 4/2006 - Pay increase November 2006
Date: 25/9/2006
This pay circular informs NHS employers of the changes with effect from 1 November 2006 in the national pay and conditions of service of consultants on both the pre 2003 and 2003 consultant contracts and of locum rates for Foundation level 2.

Pay Circular (M&D) 3/2006 - Introduction of Foundation Programme & mileage allowances for junior doctors on rotation  
Date: 20/6/2006
This pay circular notifies employers of the new grade names and pay scale details for Foundation Trainees with immediate effect, the forthcoming closure of existing training grades, and contains revised guidance on the payment of mileage allowances.

Pay Circular (M&D) 2/2006 - Changes to the 2003 consultant model contract
Date: 30/6/2006
This pay circular notifies employers of changes to the 2003 consultant model contract.

Pay Circular (M&D) 1/2006 - Pay award 2006/07
Date: 26/4/2006
This pay circular informs NHS employers of the changes with effect from 1 April 2006 in the national pay and conditions of service of hospital medical and dental staff and doctors in public health medicine and the community health service.

2005

Pay Circular (M&D) 5/2005 - Changes to the 2003 consultant contract
Date: 1/6/2005
This pay circular notifies employers of changes to the 2003 consultant model contract (England).

Pay Circular (M&D) 4/2005 - Amendments to the 2003 consultant TCS
Date: 1/6/2005
This pay circular notifies employers of changes to the 2003 consultant contract (England) Terms and Conditions of Service.

Pay Circular (M&D) 3/2005 - Changes to the National Health Service
Date: 1/6/2005
This pay circular notifies employers of changes to the National Health Service Hospital Medical and Dental Staff and Doctors in Public Health Medicine and the Community Health Service.

Pay Circular (M&D) 2/2005 - Fees and allowances for sessional work in Community Health Services
Date: 14/3/2005
Fees and allowances payable to Doctors for Sessional Work in the Community Health Services, Medical Services to Local Authorities (under Collaborative Arrangements) and Medical Examinations of Prospective National Health Service Employees.

Pay Circular (M&D) 1/2005 - Pay award 2005/06
Date: 14/3/2005
Pay and Conditions for Hospital Medical and Dental Staff, Doctors in Public Health Medicine and the Community Health Service.

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