Annex 4: Working or providing emergency cover outside normal hours

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On-call and other extended service cover

  1. In order to assist local partnerships who are reviewing on-call in line with Section 2 (England), Section 2 (Wales) or Section 2 (Scotland and Northern Ireland) and Annex 29 the location of each of the Whitley on-call systems, in the Handbooks and Advance Letters of the functional Whitley Councils, is indicated below.


Nurses and midwives:

Section 5: Stand-by and On-Call
allowances: Emergency Duties
Nursing and Midwifery Staffs
Negotiating Council Handbook

Professions Allied to
Medicine (PAMS:

Section 3: Emergency Duty
Payments: Professions Allied to
Medicine and Related Grades
of Staff (PTA) Council Handbook

NHS Staff covered by the
Maintenance Advisory Panel

Section 4: On-call duty:
Maintenance Staff Pay and
Conditions of Service Handbook

Administrative and
Clerical staff:

Section 22: Emergency Duty
Payments: Administrative and
Clerical Staffs' Council Pay and
Conditions of Service Handbook

Ancillary staff:

Section 11: On-call Duty: Ancillary
Staffs Council Handbook

Professional and technical
Staff (estate officers;
MTOs; ATOs; biomedical
scientists; pathology support
and dental auxiliaries):

Section 4: Emergency Duties:
PTB Council Handbook (the green

Scientific and professional staff


Whole-time healthcare
chaplains and whole-
time healthcare chaplains'

Appendix E to Advance Letter (SP)
3/2002: local out of hours

Speech and language

No provision

Clinical psychologists and
child psychologists

No provision

Healthcare pharmacists

Advance Letter (PH) 1/86
Paragraph 4: emergency duty service
and Appendix C to Advance Letter
(PH) 1/2004 emergency duty
commitment allowance

Healthcare scientists and

Appendix D to Advance Letter (SP)


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