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The Specialist Trainees are responsible for the timetable, ensuring adequate cover for the various clinics undertaken by the department, and also preparation of the on-call rota.

Main Conditions of Service

Appointments to this programme are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service (TCS) for Hospital Medical and Dental Staff (England and Wales). In addition appointments are subject to:

Applicants having the right to work and be a doctor or dentist in training in the UK

Registration with the General Medical Council

Pre-employment checks carried out by the Trust HR department, including CRB checks and occupational health clearance.

The employing Trust’s offer of employment is expected to be on the following nationally agreed terms:

Hours – The working hours for junior doctors in training are now 48-hours (or 52-hours if working on a derogated rota) averaged over 26 weeks (six months). Doctors in training also have an individual right to opt-out if they choose to do so, but they cannot opt-out of rest break or leave requirements. However, the contracts for doctors in training make clear that overall hours must not exceed 56 hours in a week (New Deal Contract requirements) across all their employments and any locum work they do.


Pay – you should be paid monthly at the rates set out in the national terms and conditions of service for hospital medical and dental staff and doctors in public health medicine and the community health service (England and Wales), “the TCS”, as amended from time to time.  The payscales are reviewed annually.  Current rates of pay may be viewed at http://www.nhsemployers.org/PayAndContracts/Pay%20circulars/Pages/PayCircularsMedicalandDental.aspx

Pay supplement –depending upon the working pattern and hours of duty you are contracted to undertake by the employer you should be paid a monthly additional pay supplement at the rates set out in paragraph 22 of the TCS.  The current payscales may be viewed at http://www.nhsemployers.org/PayAndContracts/Pay%20circulars/Pages/PayCircularsMedicalandDental.aspx .  The pay supplement is not reckonable for NHS pension purposes.  The pay supplement will be determined by the employer and should be made clear in their offer of employment and subject to monitoring.

Pension – you will be entitled to join or continue as a member of the NHS Pension Scheme, subject to its terms and rules, which may be amended from time to time. If you leave the programme for out of programme experience you may have

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