Notes to editors
- There are approximately 30,000 consultants working in the NHS in England.
- The contract assumed that consultants would on average undertake 10 programmed activities (PAs) a week and, in order to participate in pay progression, would have to offer the NHS an extra session before they could undertake private practice work. Trusts are able to contract individually for extra PAs and the research presented in this report shows that many consultants are regularly working to an 11 PA week meaning private practice levels are unaffected.
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