Reference 2016-180

REF:            2016-180

Subject:        New contract for all junior doctors

 

 

Request:

1)      If your trust has been provided with, or carried out any estimates on, the overall one-off cost to the trust for the implementation of the new contract.  This would include one-off costs such as introduction of new payroll systems, training of staff etc. If so, please can you provide this information and the overall costing for the new junior doctor contract introduction?

2)      If the trust has been provided with, or carried out any estimates on, the on-going cost or benefit to the Trust of the new junior doctor contract. This would be from on-going changes in salaries, reduction in locum costs or work patterns etc. If so, please provide this information. Please state where any on-going costs or benefits over the current junior contract are anticipated.

3)      Finally, please state if the trust plans to make any changes to any of the junior doctor rotas following the introduction of the new junior doctor contract. If the trust does plan to make changes, please estimate:

  1. the percentage of current junior doctor rotas that are aiming to be changed
  2. A very brief (one-line) summary of what these changes are (e.g. more working in the evenings)

 

 

Response:

Question

Answer

If your trust has been provided with, or carried out any estimates on, the overall one-off cost to the trust for the implementation of the new contract.  This would include one-off costs such as introduction of new payroll systems, training of staff etc. If so, please can you provide this information and the overall costing for the new junior doctor contract introduction? To date there are no costing calculated for implementing the new contract.
If the trust has been provided with, or carried out any estimates on, the on-going cost or benefit to the Trust of the new junior doctor contract. This would be from on-going changes in salaries, reduction in locum costs or work patterns etc. If so, please provide this information. Please state where any on-going costs or benefits over the current junior contract are anticipated We are currently working on this.
Finally, please state if the trust plans to make any changes to any of the junior doctor rotas following the introduction of the new junior doctor contract. If the trust does plan to make changes, please estimate:
a.      the percentage of current junior doctor rotas that are aiming to be changed
b.      A very brief (one-line) summary of what these changes are (e.g. more working in the evenings)
The changes at this stage will be minimal in order for the rotas to be compliant with the new terms & conditions