LCEA investment ratio confirmed

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The investment ratio for employers to use for the 2019 local clinical excellence awards (LCEAs) round has been set at 0.3 points per eligible consultant. 

In 2018/19, in their response to the 46th Doctors’ and Dentists’ Review Body (DDRB) report, the government committed to target 0.5 per cent of pay bill to enhance the level of investment in LCEAs from 2019/20. 

This additional investment will now be used to enhance the investment ratio to be applied in the 2020 LCEA round. The precise investment ratio to be applied for the 2020 LCEA round will be announced before the end of the financial year.  

We understand that due to the delay in this announcement some employers may have applied a different investment ratio for the 2019 round. If this is the case it will be necessary for employers to adjust the 2020 LCEA round commitment accordingly. Further information will be provided on handling at the point that the investment ratio for the 2020 LCEA round is confirmed.  If any employers have questions about this specific issue, please get in touch via 

NHS Employers is also gathering information on how LCEA arrangements are working in practice for employers and to inform discussions on future developments.

Please take the time to complete our LCEA survey which is open until 18 November 2019. We are in the process of planning for the development of the successor scheme for LCEAs, to be in place from 2021. The information you provide in the survey will inform early discussions about the new arrangements. 

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