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NHS Employer’s response to the BMA consultant’s non-contractual rate card

Guidance for NHS employers on how the rate guidance for consultants’ non-contractual work applies to them.

8 July 2022

The British Medical Association (BMA) has published its own guidance on standard pay rates for consultants in England when participating in non-contractual work.

This guidance has been developed without input from national stakeholders, and is not supported by NHS Employers.

The position remains that pay rates for non-contractual work need to be determined by the local employer, in light of their own affordability constraints.  When setting these rates, we would encourage employers to continue to work collaboratively with their neighbouring trusts and across their local integrated care system (ICS) to minimise competition between organsiations to secure additional consultant capacity.

Further information

Read the BMA guidance on standard pay rates for consultants.