Working parents

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Thinking of having a baby

Your contract

Doctors on an NHS contract with national terms and conditions

Doctors not on an NHS contract

University or honorary contracts


Maternity leave: your rights

General practice principals

GP registrars

Salaried GPs

Medical students


Entitlements: what you are eligible to receive

Paid and unpaid maternity leave and how to calculate maternity pay

Statutory maternity pay, limits and allowances

Paternity leave and pay

Shared parental leave

Adoption and your rights



Common queries

What does continuous service means for NHS staff?

How will maternity leave affect my training?

What happens to my contractual rights, like annual leave?

How is my pension affected? (for members of the NHS pension scheme or occupational pension schemes)