A clinical academic would normally:
- have a substantive academic contract of employment with an HEI
- be required, as a condition of their employment, to hold GMC or GDC registration
- and, where relevant, a licence to practise
Many clinical academics provide services and/or have patient contact with a partner NHS body. Their contract of employment for this work is called an 'honorary contract'. Sometimes the clinical academic will work with more than one NHS body and have several honorary contracts.
In the interests of pay parity and transition between employers there is a long-standing agreement between University and NHS employers that clinical academic pay scales will align with NHS scales.
This staff category includes research grades: E62, E63, E64, E65, E66, E67 E82, and academic grades: A67, A68, A80, A82