clinical scales accordion

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 2022

Spine point01.04.202101.04.2022
 1  £35,155  £35,858
 2  £37,986  £38,746
 3  £39,698  £40,492
 4  £41,763  £42,598
 5  £43,828  £44,705
 6  £45,894  £46,812
 7  £47,959  £48,918
 8  £50,025  £51,025
 9  £52,090  £53,132
 10  £57,551  £58,702
 11  £62,179  £63,423
 
Summary of the table's contents

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 2022 (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 pointBasic salary 01.04.2021Basic salary 01.04.2022
Clinical research fellows/lecturers (Grade 435, 432)  9  £34,563  £35,254
   10  £36,274  £37,000
   11  £37,986  £38,746
   12  £39,698  £40,492
   13  £41,763  £42,598
   14  £43,828  £44,705
   15  £45,894  £46,812
   16  £47,959  £48,918
   17  £50,025  £51,025
   18  £55,395  £56,502
   19  £59,845  £61,042
Senior lecturers/readers (Grade 431)  18  £55,395  £56,502
   19  £59,845  £61,042
   20  £64,298  £65,584
   21  £68,755  £70,130
   22  £74,433  £75,922
   23  £78,360  £79,927
    01.04.2021 01.04.2022
Senior lecturers/readers* (Grade 430,429)  24  £70,208  £73,367
   25  £75,231  £78,617
   26  £80,256  £83,868
   27  £85,280  £89,117
   28  £91,009  £95,104
Professors (maximum) (Grade 428)  28  £91,001  £95,104
 
Summary of the table's contents

* 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 2022

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.

ThresholdYears completed as a consultantPeriod before eligibility for next thresholdBasic salary (full time) 01.04.2021Basic salary (full time) 01.04.2022
 1  0  1 year  £84,559  £88,364
 2  1  1 year  £87,207  £91,131
 3  2  1 year  £89,855  £93,898
 4  3  1 year  £92,503  £96,665
 5  4  5 years  £95,144  £99,425
   5  4 years  £95,144  £99,425
   6  3 years  £95,144  £99,425
   7  2 years  £95,144  £99,425
   8  1 year  £95,144  £99,425
 6  9  5 years  £101,432  £105,996
   10  4 years  £101,432  £105,996
   11  3 years  £101,432  £105,996
   12  2 years  £101,432  £105,996
   13  1 year  £101,432  £105,996
 7  14  5 years  £107,721  £112,569
   15  4 years  £107,721  £112,569
   16  3 years  £107,721  £112,569
   17  2 years  £107,721  £112,569
   18  1 year  £107,721  £112,569
 8  19  N/A  £114,003  £119,133
 
Summary of the table's contents

Annual payment for one Additional Programmed Activity:

Threshold01.04.202101.04.2022
 1  £8,456  £8,836
 2  £8,721  £9,113
 3  £8,986  £9,390
 4  £9,250  £9,667
 5  £9,514  £9,943
 6  £10,143  £10,600
 7  £10,772  £11,257
 8  £11,400  £11,913
 
Summary of the table's contents

The value of an Additional Programmed Activity (APA) is 10% of basic salary plus 10% of any Clinical Excellence Awards (CEA's) (awarded before April 2018) award up to level 9. When 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 2022 rate). Payment for an APA is therefore based on 10% basic salary plus a maximum amount of 10% of £36,192.  Local CEAs awarded between April 2018 and March 2021 are not included in APA uplift.

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 used 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 2022

Spinal point
Stage of NHS training01.04.202101.04.2022
 1 Clinical Research Fellow FY1  £28,808  £29,384
 2 Clinical Research Fellow FY2  £33,345  £34,012
 3 Clinical Research Fellow ST1/SpR1  £39,467  £40,257
  Clinical Research Fellow ST2/SpR2  £39,467  £40,257
 4 Clinical Research Fellow ST3/SpR3  £50,017  £51,017
  Clinical Research Fellow ST4/SpR4  £50,017  £51,017
  Clinical Research Fellow ST5/SpR5  £50,017  £51,017
 5 Clinical Research Fellow ST6/SpR6

£53,077

From 01.10.21 £56,077

 £58,398

  Clinical Research Fellow ST7/SpR7

£53,077

From 01.10.21 £56,077

 £58,398

  Clinical Research Fellow ST8/SpR8

£53,077

From 01.10.21 £56,077

 £58,398

 
Summary of the table's contents

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)

PremiumFull-time, annual value* 01.04.2021Full-time, annual value* 01.04.2022EligibilityNotes
Academia  £4,374  £4,461 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 £2,734 and £7,289** per annum Between £2,789 and £7,435** 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: £3,645 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

Psychiatry: £3,718 per annum for core training. £3,718 per annum for a 3-year higher training programme; £2,789 per annum for a 4-year higher training programme.

 

 

Emergency Medicine: as dual qualification above

 

Currently payable only to:

  • Psychiatry core trainees
  • Payable to Psychiatry higher trainees
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  £8,965  £9,144 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  £4,374  £4,461 Payable to trainees in ST1 and above only  
 
Summary of the table's contents

* 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.

See 2016-2020 Flexible Pay Premia for previous flexible pay premia figures.