Zoom meeting - Update Seminar for Senior Academic GPs

23rd July 2020, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Honorary contracts with NHS England, and Clinical

Senior Academic GPs – honorary contracts with NHS England, and Clinical Excellence Awards

An update seminar with John Campbell and Tony Avery

Zoom event

10.00-12.00 on Thursday 23rd July 2020

Senior Academic GPs (GPs holding a substantive contract with a higher education institution or MRC at clinical senior lecturer or above) should usually have their substantive academic contract complimented by an honorary clinical contract as a senior academic GP with the NHS.  Since the demise of primary care trusts in 2014, this has been a problem for many SAGPs.  Extensive negotiations over recent years have now resulted in a process whereby honorary clinical contracts with NHS England are made available to individuals using an agreed process by contacting NHS England at England.sagp@nhs.net

We are, however, aware however that this process is not entirely robust, and this seminar will give us an opportunity to revisit the necessary arrangements.

Whilst senior academic GPs have been eligible (on the basis of their honorary clinical contract with NHS England) to apply for national-level clinical excellence awards, in recent years many have done so and a good number have been successful.  Two issues exist however.  First, unlike their clinical consultant colleagues, there is no eligibility of SAGPS for a local (employer based) clinical excellence awards scheme.  In contrast with arrangements for other Consultant across the NHS in England, this results in a perverse risk of cliff edge disadvantage amongst senior academic GPs who fail to renew their clinical excellence award.  Second, a substantial revision of the clinical excellence awards system is anticipated, and is likely to take place in the next 12-18 months.

This seminar will be run by John Campbell and Tony Avery, both of whom have been directly and actively involved in these discussions over the past 6 years.  The seminar will be an opportunity to be updated on the current state of play in respect of both these key issues, and will also provide an opportunity for others to be both updated and potentially involved in ongoing discussions with key stakeholder bodies. The seminar will involve a number of short presentations, updates, and plenty of opportunity for discussion.

Please register for free via this Survey Monkey form   

Attendees will be provided with a short briefing paper in advance of the seminar along with a link to the Zoom meeting.

John Campbell (Exeter) & Tony Avery (Nottingham)

12 June 2020