Consultants start contract negotiations

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Negotiations on possible changes to terms and conditions for hospital consultants in England and Northern Ireland have now started.

The aim is to ensure a fair and consistent approach to supporting consultants in providing high quality and innovative care.

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Consultant contract information

Please see the links on the right for nation specific TCS, model contracts and FAQs. The documents below apply to all nations.

ArrowApplying for a consultant post (PDF)
Why it is important to know and where to get support if you need it. Aimed principally at new consultants but useful for those changing jobs too. (Additional advice for applicants in Scotland)

ArrowResident on-call working
How to maintain the continuity and quality of care when on shift and resident working.

ArrowPart time and flexible working
How flexible working practices can be instigated by consultants.

ArrowDress code at work
An outline of your responsibilites regarding dress code policies to help reduce hospital infection rates.

ArrowSurvey of the consultant contract in a changing NHS (PDF)
This 2010 survey asked about established contractual and working arrangements and helped us to better understand the range of working arrangements that consultants currently experience and informed our evidence to the DDRB review.


Consultant handbooks

Most of the material from the handbooks is incorporated into these web pages (particularly for Scotland) but there are PDF formats of the handbook for

Arrow England 

Arrow Northern Ireland 

Arrow Wales

National TCS and model contracts

Consultant model contracts, terms and conditions of service and FAQs by nation:

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Contract checking service

Get your contract checked by employment law experts before you sign it.

Use our online form and receive your contract back within 5 working days.

Take advantage of this free service for all BMA members.

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Duty of care regarding test results

The ultimate responsibility for ensuring that test results are acted upon rests with the person requesting the test.

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