About the campaign
Know your rights, know your contract, and protect your working life.
The BMA is here to help you get the best out of your contract. Find key information to support you, and ensure you get a fair deal from your employer. If you have any further questions, call 0300 123 1233 or email [email protected].
This page will continue to be updated as the campaign progresses – be sure to check back every fortnight for each theme in focus.
Know your rights on...
‘My weekly activities no longer match what’s set out in my job plan. Can I do anything about it?’
- You do not need to wait for an annual review to address concerns with your job plan. You or your employer can request an interim review if duties or needs have changed, or if you are concerned about whether your objectives can be met.
- You should not be pressured into agreeing a job plan that is not clinically justified or compliant with your contract. Job planning should be a collaborative process, and your agreement is an absolute requirement.
- Benefit: Download the BMA's Dr Diary app to help evidence your time for your job plan review. Dr Diary is the new job planning tool for NHS consultants which helps to address your job planning challenges.
BMA overview of consultant job planning
What are job plans?
BMA/NHS Employers joint guidance on job planning (England only)
BMA job planning checklist
BMA model job plans (England, Scotland and Northern Ireland)
Step-by-step job planning (Northern Ireland)
Consultant terms and conditions of service – Schedule 3: ‘Job planning’ (England, Scotland and Northern Ireland); Amendment Chapter 1: ‘Job Planning’ (Wales)
‘If I take a week of leave, does that cover all my PAs (programmed activities)/sessions for that week?’
This content will be published on 28 February
This content will be published on 14 March
This content will be published on 28 March
Shift and resident working
This content will be published on 11 April
Reducing your hours and commitments
This content will be published on 25 April
Need more help? Contact us
If you have any further questions, call 0300 123 1233 or email [email protected].