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Nhs Staff (Pay)

Volume 82: debated on Tuesday 2 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services which categories of employees in the National Health Service are paid for periods when they are away from their place of work, but on call and who subsequently get summoned for emergency work; and which categories are not so paid.

All staff in the categories in list A are eligible for such pay; certain staff in list B are also eligible; staff in the categories in list C are ineligible:A

  • Ancillary
  • Ambulance
  • Maintenance
  • Professions Supplementary to Medicine
  • Speech therapists
  • Technicians


  • Administrative and Clerical
  • Community doctors
  • Hospital medical and dental
  • Nursing and midwifery
  • Works


  • Clinical psychologists
  • Community dentists
  • Dental ancillaries
  • Hospital chaplains
  • Opticians
  • Pharmacists
  • Scientists