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Working in Premium Time

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Points 1 to 6 apply to staff holding Clinical Academic (Honorary Consultant) or Clinical Academic Public Health (Honorary Consultant) level appointments

Premium Time

1. From 1 April 2004, the following provisions will apply to recognise the unsocial nature of work contracted in Premium Time, either for the substantive academic employer (i.e. University College London) or the honorary NHS employer(s), and the flexibility required of Clinical Academic (Honorary Consultant) and Clinical Academic Public Health (Honorary Consultant)'s who work at these times as part of a more varied overall working pattern.

Scheduled Work

2. For each Programmed Activity contracted during Premium Time there will be a reduction in the timetable value of the Programmed Activity itself to three hours or a reduction in the timetable value of another Programmed Activity by one hour, subject to a maximum reduction of three hours per week.

3. If, by mutual agreement, a Programmed Activity in Premium Time lasts for four hours or more, an equivalent enhancement to payment may be agreed.

4. Where a Programmed Activity falls only partly in Premium Time, the reduction in the timetable value of this or another Programmed Activity will be on an appropriate pro-rata basis. If an enhancement to payment is made, this will be applied to the proportion of the Programmed Activity falling within Premium Time.

Unpredictable Emergency Work Arising From On-Call Duties

5. In assessing the number of Programmed Activities needed to recognise unpredictable emergency work arising from on-call duties, three hours of unpredictable emergency work done in Premium Time will be treated as equivalent to one Programmed Activity. The provisions of paragraph 3 may also apply. Employers will agree jointly the number of Programmed Activities to be allocated for emergency work arising from on-call duties with the honorary employer(s) and the clinical academic as part of the Integrated Job Planning process.

Work In Premium Time Exceeding Three Programmed Activities Per Week

6. The foregoing provisions are designed to cover situations where work in Premium Time is up to the equivalent of three Programmed Activities per week on average. Where work during Premium Time exceeds this average, the substantive academic employer, the honorary NHS employer(s) and the clinical academic will agree appropriate arrangements.

Points 7 to 11 apply to staff holding Senior Academic General Practitioner level appointments

Premium Time

7. The following provisions will apply to recognise the unsocial nature of work contracted in Premium Time, either for the substantive employer or the honorary employer(s), and the flexibility required of Senior Academic General Practitioner's who work at these times as part of a more varied overall working pattern.

Scheduled Work

8. For each Programmed Activity contracted during Premium Time there will be a reduction in the timetable value of the Programmed Activity itself to three hours or a reduction in the timetable value of another Programmed Activity by one hour, subject to a maximum reduction of three hours per week.

9. If, by mutual agreement, a Programmed Activity in Premium Time lasts for four hours or more, an equivalent enhancement to payment may be agreed.

10. Where a Programmed Activity falls only partly in Premium Time, the reduction in the timetable value of this or another Programmed Activity will be on an appropriate pro-rata basis. If an enhancement to payment is made, this will be applied to the proportion of the Programmed Activity falling within Premium Time.

Work In Premium Time Exceeding Three Programmed Activities Per Week

11. The foregoing provisions are designed to cover situations where work in Premium Time is up to the equivalent of three Programmed Activities per week on average. Where work during Premium Time exceeds this average, the substantive employer, the honorary employer(s) and the Senior Academic General Practitioner will agree appropriate arrangements.