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.
Applying 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)
Survey of the consultant contract in a changing NHS (PDF)
It is essential that the views of consultants are recognised if the NHS is to work coherently and constructively. This 2010 survey, which asked about established contractual and working arrangements, helps us to better understand the range of working arrangements that consultants currently experience and will inform our evidence to future DDRB reviews.
Resident on-call working
How to maintain the continuity and quality of care when on shift and resident working.
Part time and flexible working
How flexible working practices can be instigated by consultants.
Dress code at work
An outline of your responsibilites regarding dress code policies to help reduce hospital infection rates.
Referral management schemes
Guidance to clarify where the responsibility for patients lies during the referral process.
Most of the material from the handbooks is incorporated into these web pages but there are PDF formats of the handbook for