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In the NHS, what are the differences between pay bands, how do you qualify for a particular band, and how is overtime paid?
A detailed explanation is provided in Time is Running Out sent to all trainees who are BMA members last Autumn.1 The banded contract applies to doctors in training posts. Trusts can, at their discretion, apply it to non-training posts--for example, trust grades and clinical fellow posts; these posts should not be for more than 48 hours a week due to the European Working Time Directive.
Band 1--up to 48 hours' work a week
Band 2--from 48 hours' to 56 hours' work a week
Band 3--over 56 hours' work a week (non-compliant)
Hours of work is the actual number of hours of work--for banding, time asleep does not count. The bands are subdivided to reflect the intensity of the job.
Band 1A--most intense, pays 1.5* basic
Band 1B--pays 1.4* basic
Band 1C--least intense, pays 1.2 basic
Band 2A--most intense, pays 1.8 basic
Band 2B--less intense, pays 1.5 basic
No Band 2C
Band 3 is not subdivided
Simon Eccles, Chair BMA's junior doctor's committee
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