Clinical staff pay

BACKGROUND

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

SETTING PAY

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. Current payscales can be found on the payroll website.

Staff on ‘A’ grades are either Academic Clinical Lecturers or Clinical Lecturers. The Medical Sciences Divisional Office administers the HR processes for clinical academics

Staff on ‘E’ grades are Clinical Researchers and HR processes are managed by individual departments.

PAY AWARDS

Cost of living increases are agreed nationally by UCEA and effective from 1 April each year. The awards tend to reflect what has been agreed for NHS salary scales.

PAY PROGRESSION

Incremental salary scale with service increments. Salary and incremental progression determined by seniority in the NHS.

DISCRETIONARY PAY

Eligible to apply for Clinical Excellence Awards.

 
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