Job Planning

Job planning is the way that the integrated responsibilities of clinical academics are agreed and carried out. Job planning ensures that everyone is clear about their roles and lines of accountability. 

Job planning should follow the Follett principles which means that both the substantive (HEI usually) and honorary (NHS usually) employers work in partnership to agree the integrated job plan with the clinical academic. 

Both parts of the job are equally important and together make up the integrated workload. 

Further details regarding job planning can be found in ‘NHS Employers’ July 2006 Guidance Note Job planning for consultant clinical academics.

It should be read in conjunction with the more detailed guidance Consultant Job Planning Handbook. 

For guidance in Scottish institutions see the Scottish version.