Honorary Contracts

There are a number of people who wish to work, train and carry out research in the organisation. In order to carry out these activities within the organisation, they need to have an honorary contract.

An honorary contract or a letter of access is prepared when an employee of another organisation is coming to do a period of work/research/training within the organisation, but will not be paid directly by the organisation- in all instances this should be managed by the Recruitment Team

Clinical Academics from Higher Education Institutes or other NHS organisation employees who are wishing to carry out research activity involving NHS patients (or their tissue or data) and NHS staff must comply with research governance requirements. Such activities should be managed within appropriate clinical governance systems - in all instances this should be managed Research & Development.

Individuals wishing to undertake work experience as part of a clinical attachment should follow the clinical attachment process - in all instances this should be managed by the Recruitment Team.

View the Honorary Contracts for Medical Staff document for further information.

View the Honorary Contracts and Letters of Access policy for further information.