Junior doctor Scotland Contract

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Junior doctor contract in Scotland

Read and download the junior doctor contract in Scotland. 

Model contract for junior doctors in Scotland (PDF)

Terms and conditions of service (PDF on SEHD)

Circular on contractual rights to injury allowance (June 2013)

GP trainee contract and training agreement in Scotland

See additional documentation relating to the junior doctor contract in Scotland.

Before you start

Accepting a new post
Read our checklist of what to look out for.

Contract checking service
Our employment law experts will check your contract before you accept it, free of charge, if you are a BMA member.

Do you understand your terms and conditions of service?
A step by step guide through a document which can look bewilderingly complicated.

Additional contract documentation specific to Scotland
In addition to your contract of employment and TCS there are a number of other documents from the Scottish Government for NHSScotland employers which are incorporated into your overarching contract of employment.

GP trainee contract and training agreement in Scotland
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) has taken over as the host employer for GP trainees in Scotland for the GP component of their training. See information on contracts and training information.

Relocation allowances 
FAQs for juniors relocating in Scotland
Find out what you are entitled to claim.


Once in post

Are you being paid correctly?
We've helped a number of juniors who had not realised they were not being paid correctly. First stage is to properly understand your payslip.

Your guide to monitoring
Our updated guide includes a section on online monitoring with the Doctors Rostering System and with Zircadian as well as FAQs.

Rotas and working patterns
Guiding principles for the development and implementation of compliant rotas and effective working patterns - includes shift types, rest requirements, a working rota template and Riddell Formula © calculator.
Monitoring the hours that junior doctors work (infographic)

Your guide to banding
Have you ever had the feeling you're not being paid properly for the hours you work? Or that your employer has changed your working pattern without asking you first? Questions answered.

Your guide to rebanding
Read our guide to starting the process of rebanding if you think your role is incorrect.

The Working Time Directive
All you need to know about the WTD - what it means to you, how it protects you and whether you can opt out of it.

Shadowing and induction
Guide for junior doctors covering everything you need to know about student assistantships, shadowing and the induction process. A minimum of four days of paid shadowing is agreed for F1 doctors in Scotland, but every mandatory day attended must be remunerated.
Read the latest circular on shadowing and induction arrangements
See the CMO letter for details.


Useful guides

When should accommodation be provided and how do you know it is up to standard? Use our guidance and toolkit.

Transferring between NHS and university employment during training
Read our guide if you are taking out of programme, as this involves changes in pay, pensions and terms and conditions.

Having a problem?
Try using our template letters to contract your employer for common problems like banding, rebanding, facilities and accommodation.