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On-Call Availability Supplement

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On-Call Availability Supplement

  1. If a consultant is required to participate in an on-call rota, he or she will be paid a supplement in addition to basic salary in respect of his or her availability to work during on-call periods. The supplement will be paid at the appropriate rate set out in Table 1 below.
  2. The level of supplement will depend on:
  • the consultant’s rota frequency (the number of consultants on the relevant rota),
  • and the category of the consultant’s on-call duties.
  1. Category A:
    This applies where the consultant is typically required to return immediately to site when called or has to undertake interventions with a similar level of complexity to those that would normally be carried out on site, such as telemedicine or complex
    telephone consultations;

    Category B:
    This applies where the consultant can typically respond by giving telephone advice and/or by returning to work later.

4. The process:

On- call availability supplement

Frequency of rota commitment

Value of supplement as a percentage
of full-time basic salary


Category A

Category B

High frequency:
1 in 1 to 1 in 4



Medium frequency:
1 in5 to 1 in 8



Low frequency:
1 in 9 or less frequent