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Consultant contracts

Contract guidance for the nations

Nation specific information about model contracts, terms and conditions, and FAQs can be found via the links below.


Northern Ireland




Supporting contract guidance

The following contract related information applies to consultants in all nations.

Contract checking service

Job planning


Shift and resident working - guidance for consultants
This guidance gives advice on the contractual and pragmatic position when you or your employers propose that you work as a resident consultant, as well as model agreements.

Part-time and flexible working
How flexible working practices can be instigated by consultants.


Additional information

Consultant handbook - England

Applying for a consultant post
Why it is important to know and where to get support if you need it. Aimed principally at new consultants but useful for those changing jobs too.

Working as a locum consultant

Duty of care regarding test results

Dress code at work
An outline of your responsibilities regarding dress code policies to help reduce hospital infection rates.