The Department of Health's commissioned DDRB report, Review of compensation levels, incentives and the Clinical Excellence and Distinction Award schemes for NHS consultants was published today. The report also includes recommendations on the consultant contract and career. An NHS Employers scoping report on the contract for doctors in training has also been published.
It is understood that the reports are also being published by the devolved administrations.
Professor Terence Stephenson, Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges said:
“Whilst the detail of terms and conditions are not a matter for Royal Colleges, continuing to encourage excellence and maintaining effective careers for doctors are proper concerns for Colleges.
We are therefore pleased to see that the DDRB and Government have recognised the need to continue to with arrangements to reward that who make an outstanding contribution to the NHS nationally and for UK healthcare as a whole. This recognises excellence in achievement for the wider NHS whether in clinical, academic, educational, R&D or service improvement fields. It also supports the retention of national and international expertise within the UK health service.”