Consultants Committee

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Priorities of the Consultants Committee (CC)

UK CC works on a number of issues affecting consultants. Here are our top priorities.


Impact of annual and lifetime taxation on consultants

The current annual and lifetime taxation rules are causing significant problems for consultants across the UK. The consultants committee have been lobbying, increasing awareness amongst members, MPs and the public. It is clearly an unsustainable situation and the BMA have been working extensively on behalf of consultants to secure a change to the current taxation rules.

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Consultants pensions survey

At the end of 2018, the BMA consultants committee ran a survey of consultant members in England regarding their knowledge of Annual and Lifetime Taxation regulations. The survey, which received over 4000 responses, looked at the impact this might have on consultants' plans for doing extra work for the NHS, leaving the NHS pension scheme, or retiring early from working for the NHS.

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Results of the bullying in electronic job planning survey

From May 2018, we have been running a survey of consultants in England regarding their experiences of the electronic job planning process following concerns expressed by our members. The results state that over 50% of respondents have had a negative experience in their last meeting, with almost 25% of these respondents saying they have been bullied. We are making the survey results available to you, and our recommendations for LNCs and Trusts to identify and address bullying in the workplace.

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Read the survey results


Job plan review: steps to achieving a good outcome

Our guidance will help you to ensure that your job plan is not carried out in isolation and that it forms part of a dynamic, patient-focused process which incorporates organisational, team and individual objectives.

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Contract negotiations for consultants in England

UK CC is currently in negotiations with NHS Employers and the Department of Health over a possible new consultant contract in England. Stay informed of updates and progress on the contract negotiations.

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UK consultants conference

We take forward the resolutions from the BMA’s annual UK consultants conference. The work of the committee is directed by policy passed at the conference, available through the BMA’s policy database.

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Senior doctor guidance

We've established guidance for senior doctors on the 2016 junior doctor contract in England – see BMA guidance for guardians of safe working hours and guidance on exception reporting.

Guardian of safe working hours role

Exception reporting guide for senior doctors


STP plans

We encourage clinical involvement in Sustainability and Transformation Plans in England.

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Primary and secondary care interface

We are working to improve the primary/secondary care interface.

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NHS e-Referral service: a short guide for secondary care doctors