With effect from 1 April 2020/2021 (check the scales to check which date they are effective from)
- Clinical staff not holding consultant contracts
- Clinical staff not holding consultant contracts (old scales)
- Consultant Clinical Academics - New Appointments
- Doctors in Training (Clinical Research Fellows) and Flexible Pay Premia
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Clinical payscales for staff not holding honorary consultant contracts
Only to be used for new clinical staff-for Clinical Lecturers, Clinical Research fellows
Effective from 1 April 2021
The scale consists of 11 points in line with the ‘Agreed mechanisms for translation of NHS salary scales to clinical staff scales’.
The values of each point match a relevant NHS point thereby facilitating parity between HE and the NHS
A London Weighting allowance of £2,162 per annum is payable in addition to all full-time staff working at the South Kensington, St Mary’s, Royal Brompton, Charing Cross and Hammersmith Campuses. Part-time staff will receive the allowance on a pro-rata basis.
Clinical staff not holding consultant contracts (old scales)
(South Kensington, St Mary’s, Royal Brompton, Hammersmith and Charing Cross Campuses)
Pay rates and allowances effective from 1 April 2021 (old contract)
Staff not holding honorary consultant contracts- (Clinical Research Fellows, Lecturers, Senior Lecturers and Readers). No new staff to be appointed on spinal points 9-28
|Spine point||Basic salary 01.04.2020||Basic salary 01.04.2021|
|Clinical research fellows/lecturers (Grade 435, 432)||9||£33,885||£34,563|
|Senior lecturers/readers (Grade 431)||18||£54,309||£55,395|
|Senior lecturers/readers* (Grade 430,429)||24||£66,306||£68,163|
|Professors (maximum) (Grade 428)||28||£85,951||£88,358|
* Senior Lecturers and Readers holding honorary consultant contracts are paid on the 5 point NHS consultants’ scale.
A London Weighting allowance of £2,162 per annum is payable in addition to all full-time staff working at the South Kensington, St Mary’s, Royal Brompton and Hammersmith Campuses. Part-time staff will receive the allowance on a pro-rata basis.
Staff employed at Charing Cross Campus before 1 August 1997
A London Weighting allowance of £1,448 per annum is payable in addition to all full-time staff employed at the Charing Cross Campus before 1 August 1997. Part-time staff will receive the allowance on a pro-rata basis.
Staff employed at Charing Cross Campus from 1 August 1997
A London Weighting allowance of £1,505 per annum is payable in addition to all full-time staff employed at the Charing Cross Campus from 1 August 1997. Part-time staff will receive the allowance on a pro-rata basis.
Consultant Clinical Academics - New Appointments
Basic salary and additional programmed activity payments for consultant clinical academic staff appointed on or after 1 February 2004. Effective from 1 April 2020
Basic Pay and Pay Thresholds- On commencement, the value of basic salary – and of payments for any Additional Programmed Activities – will normally be the first of the thresholds set out below.
|Threshold||Years completed as a consultant||Period before eligibility for next threshold||Basic salary (full time) 01.04.2019||Basic salary (full time) 01.04.2020|
Annual payment for one Additional Programmed Activity:
The value of an Additional Programmed Activity (APA) is 10% of basic salary plus 10% of any CEA award up to level 9. Where an honorary consultant holds discretionary points or a local CEA above the level 9 discretionary point, the APA is capped at level 9 / Bronze level (£36,192 at April 2020 rate). Payment for an APA is therefore based on 10% basic salary plus a maximum amount of 10% of £36,192.
London Weighting of £2,162 per annum is payable in addition to all full-time staff working at sites bases in London. Part-time staff will receive the allowance on a pro-rata basis
Doctors in Training (Clinical Research Fellows) and Flexible Pay Premia
Clinical payscales for staff not holding honorary consultant contracts.
Only to be sued for new clinical staff (Clinical Research Fellows and Clinical Lecturers) in training who have transitioned to the new Junior Doctor payscales.
Effective from 1 April 2021
|Spinal point||Stage of NHS training||01.04.2020||01.04.2021|
|1||Clinical Research Fellow FY1||£28,243||£28,808|
|2||Clinical Research Fellow FY2||£32,691||£33,345|
|3||Clinical Research Fellow ST1/SpR1||£38,694||£39,467|
|Clinical Research Fellow ST2/SpR2||£38,694||£39,467|
|4||Clinical Research Fellow ST3/SpR3||£49,036||£50,017|
|Clinical Research Fellow ST4/SpR4||£49,036||£50,017|
|Clinical Research Fellow ST5/SpR5||£49,036||£50,017|
|Clinical Research Fellow ST6/SpR6||£49,036||£50,017|
|Clinical Research Fellow ST7/SpR7||£49,036||£50,017|
|Clinical Research Fellow ST8/SpR8||£49,036||£50,017|
|5||Clinical Research Fellow ST6/SpR6||From 01.10.20 £52,036||£53,077|
|Clinical Research Fellow ST7/SpR7||From 01.10.20 £52,036||£53,077|
|Clinical Research Fellow ST8/SpR8||From 01.10.20 £52,036||£53,077|
The scales match the relevant NHS scale thereby facilitating parity between the College and the NHS.
A London weighting allowance of £2,162 per annum is payable to all full-time staff working at the South Kensington, St Mary’s, Royal Brompton, Charing Cross and Hammersmith Campuses. Part-time staff will receive the allowance on a pro-rata basis.
Staff do not automatically progress to the next point on the scale; they only progress when the College has been formally notified that they have moved to the next level of their training.
Flexible pay premia (for application to trainees on the new pay system only)
|Premium||Full-time, annual value* 01.04.2020||Full-time, annual value* 01.04.2021||Eligibility||Notes|
|Academia||£4,288||£4,374||Paid following successful completion of a higher degree and return to clinical training||Full details on eligibility criteria have been agreed by NIHR, HEE, the Department of Health and NHS Employers. See the UCEA website for a copy.|
|Dual qualification - OFMS||Between £2,680 and £7,146** per annum||Between £2,734 and £7,289** per annum||Payable in the NHS to oral and maxillofacial surgery trainees at ST3 and above only||As per paragraphs 42-44 of Schedule 2 of the NHS contract|
|Hard to fill training programmes||
Psychiatry: £3,573 per annum for core training. £3,573 per annum for a 3-year higher training programme; £2,680 per annum for a 4-year higher training programme.
Emergency Medicine: as dual qualification above
Psychiatry: £3,645 per annum for core training. £3,645 per annum for a 3-year higher training programme; £2,734 per annum for a 4-year higher training programme.
Emergency Medicine: as dual qualification above
Currently payable only to:
Emergency medicine trainees at ST4 and above
|This is a premium to address a training programme that is currently hard to fill. The definition of a hard to fill specialty may change in future years. If it does change an individual in receipt of the payment retains their eligibility even if future cohorts do not. However, the value also stays constant; it does not increase or decrease if the value changes for future cohorts|
|GP||£8,789||£8,965||GP trainees in ST1, ST2, ST3, ST4 during GP placements only||Academic trainees are unlikely to be eligible for this whilst employed by an HEI as it is only payable during practice placements|
|Histopathology||£4,288||£4,374||Payable to trainees in ST1 and above only|
* The values of the premia could be reviewed and increased (or decreased) annually in the NHS; pay premia linked to specialties could also be ceased, or new ones created. NHS Employers will issue a pay circular as and when values are revised, which UCEA will translate into a pay Update for HEIs. Any increases linked to a general pay award would apply to all trainees currently in receipt of such an award; any other increases / changes would only apply to trainees joining the relevant training programmes after the change has been announced.
** Depending on the length of training programme. See the NHS pay circular for details.