The tripartite negotiating group (NHS Employers, the British Medical Association (BMA) and HCSA) has sought and received ministerial approval for an approach to 2021/22 local clinical excellence awards (LCEAs).
In light of the ongoing effects of the pandemic, and requirement to focus resources on recovery efforts, employers are advised to take the same approach as last year, and to equally distribute this year’s LCEA funds (and any remaining from previous years) among all eligible consultants. This will be a one‐off, non‐consolidated payment in place of a normal LCEA round. This has been agreed with NHS England/ Improvement (NHSE/I) and the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC).
Updates to Schedule 30 and the LCEA guidance are being finalised and will be published at the earliest convenience.