The tables below list the basic pay scales for consultants in England, and the number of years of service needed to be completed by a consultant to be eligible for each point of the pay scale.
Consultants on the 2003 contract
|1 (starting salary)||82,096|
|2 (after 1 year completed as consultant)||84,667|
|3 (after 2 years completed)||87,238|
|4 (after 3 years completed)||89,809|
|5 (after 4 years completed)||92,372|
|6 (after 9 years completed)||98,477|
|7 (after 14 years completed)||104,584|
|8 (after 19 years completed)||110,683|
Consultants on the pre-2003 contract
Clinical excellence awards 2020
|Level 9 or bronze||36,192|
|Level 10 or silver||47,582|
|Level 11 or gold||59,477|
|Level 12 or platinum||77,320|
New local clinical excellence awards (LCEAs)
The unit value of these awards has been uplifted by 2.5% from 1 April 2019. The single unit for awards granted between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2021 is now valued at £3,092.
This figure is used to determine an NHS employer’s funding commitment for their LCEA round in a given year. It does not mean that awards granted in that round will necessarily be of this value – this may vary depending on your employer’s agreed LCEA policy.
Bronze - platinum awards are awarded nationally by the advisory committee of CEAs (ACCEA).
Existing LCEAs (those awarded prior to 1 April 2018) for levels 2 - 9 are multiples of the Level 1 award (x2, x3, x4, x5, x6, x8, x10 and x12).
Details of discretionary points, distinction awards and intensity supplements are available in the pay circular above.
Doctors appointed before 2003 who are on new contracts
will be able to find their pay scales in the pay circular above, annex A, section 8.
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