Pay for section 15 leave for doctors in training: nodal point pay progression
Section 15 leave refers to maternity leave, adoption leave, and shared parental leave within the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook.
This guidance document provides clarity for employers and trainee doctors regarding when a planned and anticipated move to a higher pay point under the 2016 TCS, should be reflected within the doctor’s pay for section 15 leave.
The guidance states that where a doctor has received an annual review of competency progression (ARCP) outcome prior to commencing their leave, or during their leave, which would have enabled them to progress to the next training grade and would have resulted in a move to a higher nodal point, then this higher nodal point should be reflected within the doctor’s pay for their section 15 leave.
Access part 3, section 15 of the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook which this guidance quotes.