The amendment to the consultant contract in Wales was implemented on1 December 2003 and was specifically negotiated to control the working environment and achieve a reasonable work life balance, improve financial reward and to aid recruitment and retention of consultants to Wales.
This guide aims to answer common questions about the Welsh contract and the differences between the English, Welsh, Scottish and Northern Ireland contracts. It will be of help to those applying for consultant posts in Wales and for newly appointed consultants.
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