Consultants and dental consultants

This section contains information for medical and dental NHS consultants, including the national terms and conditions and pay arrangements, FAQs, and job planning guidance and resources.
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Contract reform

The history behind contract reform for junior doctors and consultants.

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Consultants and dental consultants TCS handbook

Information and guidance on pay and conditions relevant to consultants.

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Read our joint statement with the BMA acknowledging the contribution of consultant, consultant clinical academic and SAS doctors during COVID-19.

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Local clinical excellence award arrangements from 1 April 2018

Guidance and materials on the consultant local clinical excellence award agreement.

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Pay and conditions circulars

Find all the pay and conditions circulars from 2005 to present.

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FAQS: Consultant doctor contracts

Find the answers to questions related to the consultant doctor contracts.

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Consultants Joint Negotiating Committee

The joint negotiating committee (Seniors) employers team is chaired by Ann MacIntyre, Director of Workforce at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

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Consultant job planning

Use this section to access information on the importance of effective job planning, as well as a guide and toolkit to help employers with this process.

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