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Stipends of the holders of clinical academic offices and payment for clinical responsibility: Notice

Agreement has now been reached on increases in clinical salaries for 2009. Following a recent meeting of the Board of the Universities and Colleges Employers Association, the Clinical Academic Staff Salaries Committee have agreed to translate the recent award of the Doctors' and Dentists' Review Body into the salaries of clinical academic staff. The increase, from 1 April 2009 is 1.5% on the scale points for Consultants and Clinical Lecturers.

In accordance with the principle that the remuneration of clinical academic staff in Cambridge should be broadly comparable with that of equivalent staff in other UK medical schools, the General Board have agreed to approve revised stipends and scales of stipends for clinical appointments in Cambridge. The figures currently shown in Schedule II to the regulations for stipends (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 656) are replaced, with effect from 1 April 2009, by the following figures:

Clinical Lecturer£30,685 by ten increments to £53,132

The offices of Associate Dean in the Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Director and Assistant Director of Studies in General Practice are part-time and stipends are determined by local agreement, with reference to the appropriate full-time Consultant salary.

The Board have also approved the following basis for calculating rates of payment for clinical responsibility for University officers with honorary NHS contracts as Consultants:

New (2003) Consultant Contract:

If the integrated job plan and the honorary consultant contract agreed with the NHS covers not less than ten Programmed Activities a week, the annual pensionable payment for clinical responsibility will amount to the difference between the officer's prime stipend and her or his notional place on the NHS full-time Consultant salary scale.

That scale is:

With effect from 1 April 2009, £74,504, £76,837, £79,170, £81,502, £83,829, £89,370, £94,911, £100,446.

Old Contract:

If the honorary Consultant contract agreed with the NHS covers not less than six NHS sessions a week, the annual pensionable payment for clinical responsibility will amount to the difference between the officer's prime stipend and her or his notional place on the NHS full-time Consultant salary scale.

That scale is:

With effect from 1 April 2009, £61,859, £66,285, £70,712, £75,138, £80,186.


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Cambridge University Reporter 15 July 2009
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