Posts Tagged ‘CEAs’

Why do academics dominate the higher CEAs?

Since Clinical Excellence Awards (CEAs) were introduced, in 2003, many of discrepancies within the doctors' awards scheme have been addressed and rectified...

“Yes” to consultant contract re-negotiation

Negotiations on a new consultant contract for hospital doctors should go ahead, the BMA has announced. The BMA said the aim is to ensure a fair and consis...

Who is responsible for the CEA scheme?

"Clinical Excellence Awards are currently a matter for the Department of Health", is the footnote on page seven of the Draft heads of terms on consultant c...

Pay shouldn’t be linked to management targets

The BMA is to demand that the government rejects any link between managerial targets and consultant remuneration. This follows a debate at the Association...

Consultant contract is poor value for money

The performance management of consultants is not good enough and NHS management has to get tougher with doctors, a committee of MPs has concluded. The...

Replacing CEAs should be a transparent process

With each reinvention of the doctors' awards scheme a chronological account of the recommendations and changes is written. There is, however, no analytical...

Morale hits rock bottom over new CEA system

More than eight in ten consultants say their morale has hit “rock bottom” (34%) or is “low” (49%) following the review of the clinical excellence a...

“Do deal on CEAs or end up with worse scheme”

NHS employers will impose their own terms and conditions on consultants if they fail to negotiate an agreement on the new clinical excellence awards (CEA) ...

“We must challenge current assumptions in the NHS”

The following is the chair of the BMA's consultants committee's - Dr Paul Flynn - speech to the annual consultant conference: It seems a long time since ...

Nine-out-of-ten set to become sub-consultants

Everyone was a little surprised by the pay review body's conclusions on Clinical Excellence Awards. In a period of pay freezes and pension reform, the sm...

CEAs should be replaced with annual bonus

NHS consultants should receive 'bonus payments' to reward high performance the long-awaited review of the Clinical Excellence Awards finds. However, the ...