Consultant contracts information
Contract guidance for the nations
Nation specific information about model contracts, terms and conditions, and FAQs can be found via the links below.
Supporting contract guidance
The following contract related information applies to consultants in all nations.
Contract checking service
Annual leave entitlements
Shift and resident working - guidance for consultants
This guidance gives advice on the contractual and pragmatic position when you or your employers propose that you work as a resident consultant, as well as model agreements.
Part-time and flexible working
How flexible working practices can be instigated by consultants.
Applying for a consultant post (PDF 91K)
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.
Working as a locum consultant
Duty of care regarding test results
Dress code at work
An outline of your responsibilities regarding dress code policies to help reduce hospital infection rates.
Survey of the consultant contract in a changing NHS (August 2010) (PDF 869K)
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.