Dear Orkney NHS Board,
The Scottish NHS consultant contract allows for the award of salary increments in the form of "discretionary points". Please supply for your Board:
1. The number of consultants awarded discretionary points in each of the past 5 years
2. A breakdown of the figures by gender, speciality and contractual status (full-time or LTFT)
3. A description of the process for applying for discretionary points, assessing applications and making awards, including any relevant policy papers or guidance notes, and demonstrating how the process complies with the Equality Act to ensure that subgroups of the consultant workforce are not disadvantaged.
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