1. Application Process for a Consultant Post
All applications for Consultant posts must be made using the Consultant Application Portal Module in the Doctors Integrated Medical System (DIME).
All Clinical sites should submit their online application to the relevant Group/CHO for validation.
The Hospital Group/CHO will seek the views of the Clinical Programme Lead (or nominee of CAAC) on the below form.
The Hospital Group/CHO must also seek confirmation of funding from the AHD on the form below.
The Hospital Group/CHO will then submit the online application together with the Clinical Programme Lead Evaluation Form and AHD Confirmation of Funding form to the NDTP for screening and submission to CAAC.
Please note applications will not be considered without the completed Clinical Programme Lead and AHD Confirmation of Funding forms being submitted together with the application.
Please note that this process replaces the completion of the Proposed Consultant Appointments Document. The forms are below.
Clinical Programme Lead Nominee of CAAC Evaluation Form March 2018
Clinical Strategy Programmes Division Contact List
AHD Confirmation of Funding Form
2. Guidance on Completion of Consultant Post Application Forms
These interim guidelines are intended to assist with and clarify aspects of the current application process for Consultant posts.
Guidance on Job descriptions for Consultant Posts in Psychiatry
Interim Guidelines on Applications for Consultant Posts
National Acute Medicine programme (NAMP) guidance document
Obstetrics & Gynaecology guidance document
Checklist for CAAC applications
Guidance note on completion of Benefit Reports for Type C Committee
3. Application for Change of Contract Type (other than Type C)
The Application for change in Contract Type (under the Consultants Contract 2008 and change in category of Contract under the Consultants Contract 1997) is for all requests for a change of contract other than to Type C.
The employer with the sole or major interest in the post submits this application form complete with the necessary documentation to the office of the Hospital Group CEO or equivalent.
4. Application for Type C Contract
The Application for Type C Contract (under the Consultants Contract 2008) is for all requests for a change of contract to Type C or designation of an approved post as Type C. The employer with the sole or major interest in the post submits this application form complete with the necessary documentation to the office of the Hospital Group CEO or equivalent.
5. Procedures for the Regulation of Consultant Appointments
The Successful Recruitment Appointment and Retention Report and Guidance Document sets out the procedures to be followed by health service employers in relation to the submission and processing of applications for permanent and non-permanent Consultant posts and related matters effective from February 2017
6. Conditions and process by which Permanent Consultant Posts may be filled with Locum appointments or Temporary Appointments
This circular is to clarify the conditions in which a permanent consultant post may be filled with a locum consultant appointment or a temporary consultant appointment. It defines when a locum appointment or a temporary appointment may be made and the process to be followed in each case.