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Staff Record 2013/14 - NHS contracts

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Staff Record 2013/14

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NHS contracts

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Short nameNHSCON

This field records the contractual arrangement for clinical staff with the higher education institution (HEI) and the NHS employing body

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All contracts where Contract.CLINICAL is coded 1, 2, 3 or 4

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1HEI contract and NHS Honorary Contract (excluding those with contracts in Nursing and Midwifery purely for the purpose of supervision of placements)
2Separate HEI and NHS contracts
3Joint HEI/NHS or primary/community healthcare contracts

It is a requirement that NHS contracts (Contract.NHSCON) are returned for contracts with clinical academic status (Contract.CLINICAL coded either 1 'Clinical academic doctors and dentists', 2 'Clinical academic nurses and midwives' or 3 'Clinical academic health professions'). Consequently, clinical academic status can only be returned in Contract.CLINICAL if the member of staff holds an NHS contract (or NHS honorary contract) with an NHS Trust (or equivalent Public Health England for Public Health Academics, Local Authorities for Academic GPs or primary/community healthcare contract).

The majority of clinical academics have substantive paid higher education contracts and honorary unpaid contracts. These contracts should be coded 1 'HEI contract and NHS Honorary Contract (excluding those with contracts in Nursing and Midwifery purely for the purpose of supervision of placements)'.

Some have separate paid contracts with both a HEI and an NHS employer (often called A+B contracts). These contracts should be coded 2 'Separate HEI and NHS contracts'.

A few individuals have genuinely joint HEI/NHS contracts. These contracts should be coded 3 'Joint HEI/NHS or primary/community healthcare contracts'.

In each case the contracts together constitute employment in a single job agreed by two employers.

NHS Honorary contracts can be held by clinical academics employed by HEIs in a research and/or teaching capacity, and who also provide services for NHS patients, in NHS facilities.

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Reason required

To assist in the development of curriculum and joint working plans in connection with delivery of undergraduate medical/dental education and/or research in association with health authorities and trusts

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Field length1
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
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Element: NHSCON
Change management notesAdditional guidance added to the Notes section, clarifying when the field should be returned.

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