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Definitions of clinical staff, grades and terms and conditions

General information about clinical staff roles. 

Consultant Clinical Academics

The definition of a Consultant Clinical Academic (CCA) is those staff who:

  • Hold a substantive academic contract of employment with an HEI and
  • Are required, as a condition of their employment to hold GMC or GDC registration and
  • Where relevant, holds a licence to practice

They will also have been:

  • Awarded their Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT)
  • Appointed via an Advisory Appointments Committee (AAC) and awarded Honorary Consultant status by the NHS
  • Issued with a signed off and agreed job plan
  • Issued with an honorary clinical contract which will be interdependent to the substantive contract
  • Awarded open ended funding on the post

Pay scales

The staff who meet the above criteria should be paid on the CCA pay scale (annex A or B) and will be employed on the terms and conditions as set out below.   Information on the Consultant Clinical Academic pay can be found on the pay scale page.

Terms and Conditions

  • Consultant Clinical Academic Staff conditions: 
    Clinical Professors, Clinical Associate Professors, Clinical Readers, Senior Clinical Lecturers and Clinical Lecturers. 

  • Research Staff conditions (40 hours/week):
    Principal Clinical Research Fellows, Senior Clinical Research Fellows and Clinical Research Fellows.

Senior Academic GP (SAGP)

The definition of a Senior Academic GP (SAGP) is those staff who:

  • Have been awarded their GP status and are undertaking practice commitments
  • Have achieved a minimum of Senior Lecturer or equivalent researcher status
  • Been awarded an NHS honorary contract
  • Issued with a signed off and agreed job plan

Pay scales

The staff who meet the above criteria should be paid on the CCA pay scale and will be employed on the terms and conditions below.   Information on the Clinical Academic pay can be found on the pay scale page.

Terms and Conditions

  • Consultant Clinical Academic Staff conditions: 
    Clinical Professor, Clinical Associate Professor, Clinical Reader, Senior Clinical Lecturer and Clinical Lecturer. 

  • Research Staff conditions (40 hours/week):
    Principal Clinical Research Fellow, Senior Clinical Research Fellow and Clinical Research Fellow.

Dental Consultant Clinical Academics

The definition of a Dental Consultant is those staff who:

  • Been awarded their Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training
  • Have achieved a minimum of Senior Lecturer or equivalent researcher status
  • Have been appointed via an NHS Advisory Appointments Committee (AAC) and been awarded Honorary Consultant status by the NHS.
  • Signed off an agreed job plan.

Pay scale

The staff who meet the above criteria should be paid on the CCA pay scale and will be employed on the terms and conditions as set out below.   Information on the Clinical Academic pay can be found on the pay scale page.

Terms and Conditions

  • Consultant Clinical Academic Staff conditions: 
    Clinical Professor, Clinical Associate Professor, Clinical Reader, Senior Clinical Lecturer and Clinical Lecturer. 

  • Research Staff conditions (40 hours/week):
    Principal Clinical Research Fellow, Senior Clinical Research Fellow and Clinical Research Fellow.

Clinical Staff (non-consultant and non NTN)

The categories and titles of a number of the clinical non-consultant staff have been rationalised from 1 August 2007 to facilitate a more consistent application across the University and have a closer alignment with other academic and research staff at UCL. 

The designation Clinical Lecturer will be restricted to staff who are required to be medically qualified to carry out teaching and research and are not undergoing Specialty Registrar training.

Occupation type codeOccupation type nameGrade
CLILECClinical Lecturer CL7 or CL8
CLIDENDental Lecturer*CL Dentist
CLISLC Senior Clinical LecturerCL9
CLIRDRClinical ReaderCL9

Pay scales

The staff who meet the above criteria should be paid on the Non Consultant Clinical Academic pay scale.   Information on the non-consultant Clinical Academic pay can be found on the pay scale page.

Terms and Conditions 

  • Academic terms and conditions apply.
  • Service condition 7-10
     

Memorandums of understanding

GOSH

Royal Free London

UCLH

Barts Health NHS Trust