Posts Tagged ‘CEAs’

Hospital doctor pay scales for 2016/2017 – a 1% NHS pay rise

After years of little or no increase, the Conservative government awarded a pay rise of 1% for 2016/2017 in England to the hospital doctor pay scales. The...

Clinical Excellence Awards are under threat: what should replace them?

Not long after the distinction awards scheme for NHS consultants was launched criticisms were levelled at the administration of the awards in the press fro...

We should learn the lessons from Clinical Excellence Awards not scrap them

The fate of the Clinical excellence Award (CEA) scheme may have been decided. A brief history of the award scheme (which I was privileged to contribute to)...

Consultant contract: government to scrap Clinical Excellence Awards and remove those held locally

The government wants to scrap Clinical Excellence Awards locally and remove all those held by consultants, as part of the proposed new contract which is be...

CEAs: forget performance-related-pay, it’s about recapturing the principle of reward

In recommending the creation of distinction awards the Spens committee was clear in its intention to ensure that 'specialists must be able to feel that mor...

‘Tuning fork’ model needed for excellence awards

The dominance of academic consultants over NHS consultants holding Clinical Excellence Awards is universally recognised. Yet, despite this, there has been ...

An opportunity to make CEAs more equitable

Repeated assurances on distinction awards and clinical excellence awards given to consultants is institutionalised historical deception. I apologise for th...

NHS must encourage ‘whole person care’

Clinical excellence awards should be used to incentive consultants to provide whole person care, recommends a report commissioned by the Labour party. ...

Can we salvage the concept of fair reward?

Following the announcement of the review of the clinical excellence awards scheme, I have attempted to analyse several aspects of the scheme in a series of...

Female consultants losing out on CEAs

Less women are receiving clinical excellence awards suggesting female consultants are falling victim to discrimination. Managers' magazine HSJ claims the...

CEAs are changing and they need clear principles

It now seems a certainty that there will be major changes to the Clinical Excellence Awards. Despite the objections raised, the award scheme should survive...