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
FAQs for doctors' and dentists' contracts
This page brings together all the FAQs and guidance we have for questions related to medical staff contract issues.
31 March 2023
PSA consultations on regulatory rulemaking and fitness to practise
New guidance for healthcare professional regulators is open to public consultation following government reforms to regulation.
22 February 2024
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
Employment guide for salaried dental staff
Terms and conditions of service, model contracts, job planning and appraisals for salaried dental staff.
22 October 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
Foundation programme review - self development time
The foundation programme review seeks to tackle recruitment and retention issues in the NHS through enhancing the experience of doctors in training.
6 February 2024
FAQs for the 2016 doctors in training contract
Answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding the 2016 doctors in training terms and conditions.
6 February 2024
Information for employers on the physician associates role and how it fits within the NHS.
25 January 2024