Consultant contract (2003)

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This page contains information on the terms and conditions of service and the model contract for consultants.

06/04/2020 - Please note: Legal changes from April 2020

Important changes to employment law took effect from April 2020. These include the right to a written statement of terms for all workers (not just employees) on or before the first date of employment which needs to include additional information. We have updated our model consultant contract template to reflect the new requirements and this is available below. Further information can be found in this latest news piece on the NHS Employers website.

Details of what needs to be included in the new statements can be found on the ACAS website.

Consultant contract (2003)

The consultant contract applies to consultants first appointed after 31 October 2003, as well as those who have chosen to transfer to it.  

Records of amendments

Consultants remaining on the pre-2003 contract

Consultants who were appointed before 31 October 2003 and who have opted not to transfer to the 2003 contract will be employed on the Terms and Conditions of Service NHS Medical and Dental Staff (England) 2002.

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