Terms and conditions

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NHS Employers plays a leading role in modernising pay and conditions.  

We have the responsibility to negotiate with the British Medical Association on the contractual arrangements for consultant doctors and dentists. As a result, negotiations are led by employers in the NHS, which should ensure that those areas of greatest concern to the service are addressed and workable solutions put in place.

Our website contains advice and information on consultant contractual and related issues, and we also respond to specific enquiries via email.

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Terms and conditions of service: Consultants

This section of our website includes information on the two consultants' contracts available in the NHS.

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Guidance documents

This section of the website outlines useful guidance documents related to the employment of medical and dental consultants.

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Clinical academics

Contractual and guidance documents relating to the employment of clinical academics in the NHS.


Consultant contract appeals

This section gives details on the appeal process for consultants if there is a disagreement related to job planning and pay progression.

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