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HCSA publishes briefing on England consultants contract reform

HCSA has published a new member briefing on the proposed package of contractual reforms for consultants in England.

The offer, reached following weeks of negotiations, contains significant proposed changes to terms and conditions.

HCSA President Dr Naru Narayanan urged affected members to study the reforms carefully prior to voting in a planned ballot in December.

In a foreword he tells members: “Your vote will guide next steps for HCSA. An acceptance will draw the dispute to a close for HCSA members, while a rejection will be considered carefully by HCSA’s executive in the light of our live strike
mandate.

“HCSA’s executive has not been able to take a formal position to accept the offer. The package as it stands is complex with some concerning aspects, namely the introduction of progression gateways and changes to SPA.”

The member briefing is available to download in PDF format.

Download the briefing



Contract reform webinar - Tuesday December 12th

A special webinar outlining the HCSA position on the changes will be held on Tuesday December 12th, led by Dr Narayanan.

Attendance is by registration only.

Register for the webinar

 

In summary

  • HCSA to ballot members on proposed reforms to end consultant pay dispute
  • New briefing outlines key aspects of the government offer
  • Members urged to study details prior to vote
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