NHS Employers negotiates nationally on behalf of employers with the NHS trade unions on national terms and conditions of service (TCS) and pay arrangements. Contract documentation and guidance can be found on each of the national medical and dental contracts below:
- doctors and dentists in training
- specialty doctors and specialists
- salaried dentists and salaried general practitioners.
NHS employers is also responsible for representing the employer perspective on policy proposals, and to provide guidance and support to employers in relation to medical education and workforce supply arrangements.
Latest medical and dental news and resources
Pay and conditions circulars for medical and dental staff
The page has all the pay and condition circulars for medical and dental staff from 2005 to date.
7 August 2023
Changes to #SASWeek23 following indicative ballot for strike
Details of the indicative ballot for industrial action by SAS doctors and what this means for SAS Week.
28 September 2023
Confirmed industrial action strike days
This page details the confirmed national industrial action dates for health and transport staff in England.
28 September 2023
Contract information and resources for juniors, consultants, SAS doctors, dentists and GPs
Doctors and dentists in training
Information and guidance on the recruitment and employment of doctors and dentists in training.
Specialty and specialist doctors (SAS)
Information and guidance on the recruitment and employment of SAS doctors
Minimum employment standards for salaried GPs
Model terms and conditions and offer letters for salaried GPs.
24 January 2020
Further resources and guidance
We work with employers and stakeholders to gather and represent views on national changes to medical education and workforce supply.
29 June 2021
2018 junior doctor contract refresh
Details for the amendments to the 2016 terms and conditions for doctors in training, also known as junior doctors.
11 September 2019
Information for guardians of safe working hours
Guidance and resources for the guardians of safe working hours.
19 April 2021
Resources to help employers and SAS doctors develop an action plan to support the implementation and embedding of the SAS charter.
4 February 2021
Guardians of safe working hours conference 2023
Join us for our annual guardians of safe working hours virtual conference on Monday 6 November.
6 November 2023 10:00 - 16:00 GMT
SAS Week 23: SAS workforce webinar
Join our webinar in association with the General Medical Council (GMC) to gain an insight into the SAS workforce as we celebrate #SASweek23.
9 October 2023 12:00 - 13:00 GMT
Doctors and dentists in training terms and conditions (England) 2016
Version 11 (February 2023) TCS for NHS doctors and dentists in training. Including transitional pay protection that is extended until 6 August 2025.
15 September 2023