Junior Doctor Contract

As you are aware, following national negotiations, the new contract of employment for junior doctors was implemented from December 2016 with a gradual transition for all junior doctors in training.

In August 2017, a large number of junior doctors transitioned on to the new contract and the final implementation programme will end in October when all junior doctors in training will be on the new contract and associated terms and conditions.

Our two Guardians of Safe Working Hours are Dr Ros Roden and Dr Mark Wright whose job it is to ensure that our rotas are compliant with the new contract, especially around ensuring safe working hours and maintaining access to education and training for trainees.  You will receive regular bulletins from the Guardians, details of which will be sent by email and also appear on this website.

Supporting the work of the Guardians and accompanying the implementation of the new contract, a new process of exception reporting is in place.  The electronic system which supports this –  the Doctors Rostering System (DRS) is in place and all junior doctors in training will have received log in details.

Further information and guidance on the new processes for junior doctors, educational and clinical supervisors at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust can be found below:

Terms and Conditions

The 2016 Terms and Conditions of Service roles and responsibilities

The 2016 contract for doctors in training – Guidance on managing exception reports

Factsheet for Educational Supervisors

Exception Report Flow Chart: Training Issues

Exception Report Flow Chart: Safe working practices

DRS System Overview – Junior Doctor

DRS System Overview – Educational & Clinical Supervisors

Guardians of Safe Working Video

NHS employees website

Doctors Rostering System

Details of the next transition phase will be communicated shortly, in the meantime, colleagues who have any queries regarding the new contract or exception reporting process are encouraged to contact


Junior Doctor Forum

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