What are my parental leave entitlements?

Modified on Wed, 12 Jun 2019 at 04:34 PM

Entitlements in respect of ill health, jury service, maternity/paternity/adoption absence remains the responsibility of your employing organisation. Please contact your local Medical Staffing department and refer to the NHS Employers Terms and Conditions for Doctors and Dentists in Training.

Please note, from 1 April 2019 shared parental pay in England will be enhanced to the same levels as occupational maternity and adoption pay, meaning parents can make a choice based on what is best for them. Further information as to how these changes affect Junior Doctors with rotational contracts can be found on the BMA website: https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/work-life-support/working-parents/shared-parental-leave/enhanced-shared-parental-leave-for-junior-doctors

The Maternity leave section of the NHS terms and conditions handbook, which is shared with the 2016 junior doctor contract, has been updated to include the new shared parental leave enhancement, available here: https://www.nhsemployers.org/tchandbook/part-3-terms-and-conditions-of-service/section-15-leave-and-pay-for-new-parents-england-and-wales

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