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Hospital doctors’ pay scales for 2014/2015

By Mike Broad - 15th November 2011 4:12 pm

In England, only those junior, SAS and consultant NHS doctors at the top of their pay scales will receive the proposed 1% unconsolidated pay award offered by the Treasury.

The government rejected the central recommendation of the Doctors and Dentists Review Body report for 2014/2015 advising ministers to offer doctors a 1% consolidated pay rise on top of automatic increments.

In a written ministerial statement, health secretary Jeremy Hunt said the suggestion was ‘unaffordable’ and would risk the quality of patient care.

The non-consolidated payment will be paid in monthly instalments until 31 March 2015. It’s not pensionable.

This applies to consultants, trainees, specialty doctors, and associate specialists.

Doctors received a 1% consolidated rise in 2013/2014. However, consultants had suffered a three-year pay freeze previously.

The freeze in the value of clinical excellence awards continues. The doctors’ pay review body has recommended that CEAs be scrapped and a new system of non-pensionable, short-duration bonuses be introduced. The government is looking to reform CEAs as part of the ongoing consultant contract negotiations.

The government has also imposed reforms to the NHS Pension Scheme that sees doctors’ retirement age and pension contributions increase, while their benefits decline.

Consultant salaries 2014/2015

Threshold 1, years completed as a consultant 0, £75,249, period before eligibility for next threshold one year

Threshold 2, years completed as a consultant 1, £77,605, period before eligibility for next threshold one year

Threshold 3, years completed as a consultant 2, £79,961, period before eligibility for next threshold one year

Threshold 4, years completed as a consultant 3, £82,318, period before eligibility for next threshold one year

Threshold 5, years completed as a consultant 4, £84,667, period before eligibility for next threshold five years

Threshold 6, years completed as a consultant 9, £90,263, period before eligibility for next threshold five years

Threshold 7, years completed as a consultant 14, £95,860, period before eligibility for next threshold five years

Threshold 8, years completed as a consultant 19, £101,451

Clinical excellence awards for consultants

Level 1 £2,957

Level 2 £5,914

Level 3 £8,871

Level 4 £11,828

Level 5 £14,785

Level 6 £17,742

Level 7 £23,656

Level 8 £29,570

Bronze/Level 9 £35,484

Silver/Level 10 £46,644

Gold/Level 11 £58,305

Platinum/Level 12 £75,796

More on Clinical Excellence Awards

Trainee salaries 2013/2014

House Officer (Eng, NI)

Point minimum, £22,636

Point 1, £24,049

Point 2, £25,461

Senior House Officer (Eng, NI)

Point minimum, £28,076

Point 1, £29,912

Point 2, £31,748

Point 3, £33,584

Point 4, £35,420

Point 5, £37,256

Point 6, £39,092

Specialist Registrar

Point minimum, £31,301

Point 1, £32,852

Point 2, £34,402

Point 3, £35,952

Point 4, £37,822

Point 5, £39,693

Point 6, £41,564

Point 7, £43,434

Point 8, £45,304

Point 9, £47,175

Specialty doctor salaries 2013/2014

Scale minimum, £37,176, period before eligibility for next pay point one year

Scale value 1, £40,354, period before eligibility for next pay point one year

Scale value 2, £44,487, period before eligibility for next pay point one year

Scale value 3, £46,701, period before eligibility for next pay point one year

Scale value 4, £49,892, period before eligibility for next pay point one year

Scale value 5, £53,071, period before eligibility for next pay point two years

Scale value 6, £56,321, period before eligibility for next pay point two years

Scale value 7, £59,572, period before eligibility for next pay point two years

Scale value 8, £62,823, period before eligibility for next pay point three years

Scale value 9, £66,074, period before eligibility for next pay point three years

Scale value 10, £69,325

Associate specialist salaries 2013/2014

Scale minimum, £52,122, period before eligibility for next pay point one year

Scale value 1, £56,312, period before eligibility for next pay point one year

Scale value 2, £60,500, period before eligibility for next pay point one year

Scale value 3, £66,032, period before eligibility for next pay point one year

Scale value 4, £70,827, period before eligibility for next pay point one year

Scale value 5, £72,816, period before eligibility for next pay point two years

Scale value 6, £75,412, period before eligibility for next pay point two years

Scale value 7, £78,008, period before eligibility for next pay point two years

Scale value 8, £80,603, period before eligibility for next pay point three years

Scale value 9, £83,199, period before eligibility for next pay point three years

Scale value 10, £85,797

Read the full pay scales.

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153 responses to “Hospital doctors’ pay scales for 2014/2015”

  1. Jamie says:

    So 3 years undergrad + 1-2 years experience + phd for clinical psychologist. So 8 years
    Vs
    5-6 years med school, 2 years foundation, 2 years core, 5 years speciality and potentially 2-3 years doing MD/PhD if competitive. 14- 18 years for hospital consultant.

    Also, it gets me when people say they have the same responsibility. You don’t. I’m sorry, but offering a diagnosis does not make you the responsible clinician in charge of the patients care. The trouble is when things go tits up, its the psychiatrist that has ultimate responsibility for the patient and they will be the ones dragged through the coroners court, not you.
    That’s why consultants get so pissed that everything has to be MDT lead, as when it goes wrong its the physician in the coroners court. Not the MDT members.

  2. Fuzzydoc says:

    In response to Jamies query - its actually the GP who is ultimately responsible. Remember that you borrow our patients and then give them back to us, especially when your limits are reached (which is more common than you think!).

  3. Bilbo says:

    @Jamie: actually, pal, you’re talking about two different things. You’re confusing the career-development of a physician, during which you are paid, with ‘training’. A physician’s unpaid training ends after 6 years. For a clinical psychologist — a proper ‘doctor’ who is actually qualified as a clinician and a scientist, not just a clinician — it’s also 6 years (if you’re lucky), and sometimes several years of often unpaid clinical experience in order to have the ‘privilege’ of being able to train as a clinical psychologist. And you’re also confusing competence with the institutional power of physicians’ claiming responsibility for and ‘ownership’ of patients. As a patient, I really hope I never have you providing a ’service’ to me because of your overvalued belief about your specialness.

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