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Contracts of Employment in the NHS

The topic sets out the different types of contracts issued by NHS employers as follows:

  • Agenda for Change contracts and terms and conditions for most staff in the NHS

  • Medical and dental staff pay and conditions

  • Salaried dental staff and GPs

  • Very senior managers pay and conditions.

Contracts of Employment in the NHS: Quick Facts
  • NHS contracts of employment vary depending on each profession although the majority of NHS staff are employed under Agenda for Change terms and conditions.

  • The current IR35 guidance applies to NHS workers.

  • Volunteers in the NHS usually hold a volunteering agreement and a role description rather than a contract of employment and job description.