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Consultant contract negotiations. Why is this happening? Financial challenge DDRB report Consultant numbers have risen by 62% since 1999 & expected to.

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1 Consultant contract negotiations

2 Why is this happening? Financial challenge DDRB report Consultant numbers have risen by 62% since 1999 & expected to continue NAO report/PAC report 7 day working studies SWC, FTN etc

3 Who might be affected? 1.Directly affects consultants in NI and England 2.Public health doctors and clinical academics (changes to CEAs) 3. BMA in Scotland and Wales are NOT in talks

4 What are our priorities ? 1.Ensuring fairness 2.Securing a national contract 3.Supporting quality and professionalism

5 Ensuring fairness Rewards for consultants should be fair and transparent. Out of hours work should be rewarded fairly. The CEA scheme could be fairer.

6 Securing a national contract Local agreements risk uncertainty. National agreements are less vulnerable to enforced change.

7 Supporting quality and professionalism Need protected time for research, innovation, teaching and CPD. Need clear agreement to reduce conflict with employers.

8 What do employers want? Changes to automatic pay progression. End opt-out for non-emergency work during evenings and weekends.

9 Points of principle Changes must be fair to consultants and beneficial to patients. No reduction in the overall money (including CEAs).

10 Draft heads of terms Draft ‘heads of ‘terms’ published bma.org.uk/ consultantcontract

11 Moving forward Mandates for both sides to commence negotiations have been received from both the Consultants Committee and the Department of Health Negotiating meetings started in October We will be formally setting out our progress to date in February 2014

12 What next? Tight timetable – not fixed Ballot Piloting Implementation

13 Find out more We want to hear what you think at We will be updating you with ongoing information on the BMA website: bma.org.uk/consultantcontract Look out for blogs and other information in the BMA’s e-newsletter


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