What are the different rates of pay for Medical and Dental colleagues?

In line with temporary changes agreed by Welsh Government, NHS Wales Employers and BMA (link to letter), for Medical and Dental Consultants, Specialty Doctor and Associate Specialists, the following out of hours rates will apply as of 1 April 2020:


Specialty Doctors and Associate Specialists - Pay for out of hours work during COVID-19

The enhanced rates paid (or recognised in a sessional time reduction) under Schedule 8 of the Specialty Doctor and Associate Specialist terms and conditions of service for out of hours work will be increased as follows:

Monday – Friday 7.00pm – 7.00am:          1.5 x individual’s standard hourly rate 

Friday 7.00pm – Monday 7.00am:             2 x individual’s standard hourly rate 

Bank Holidays:                                                   2 x individual’s standard hourly rate


Consultants - Pay Arrangements during COVID-19

If a Consultant’s current job plan/normal working arrangements change as a result of COVID-19 and they are required to work a different pattern of hours to their current agreed job plan then all amended hours worked outside Monday- Friday 9am-5pm will be paid at the following rates:

Monday – Friday 5.00pm – 9.00am:          1.5 x individual’s standard hourly rate (including commitment awards)

Friday 5.00pm – Monday 9.00am:             2 x individual’s standard hourly rate (including commitment awards)

Bank Holidays:                                                   2 x individual’s standard hourly rate (including commitment awards)

These new rates of pay will be effective from 1 April 2020.  This is a temporary arrangement and all other terms and conditions and service remain the same.