Medical and dental pay and contracts

Access information, guidance, and resources relating to all of the national grades of doctors and dentists.
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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
  • consultants
  • 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.

Guardians of safe working hours

Tools and resources to support you in your role including job description, template reports, rota rules at ta glance and more.

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Doctors and dentists in training / junior doctors

New SAS resources in response to 3 per cent pay uplift

Use our new summary guide: transition to the 2021 contracts to help employers articulate the impact of the 3 per cent uplift and explain the advantages and disadvantages of transferring to the new contract, so doctors can make an informed decision. We've also updated the individual pay journeys document.

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