At the beginning of the 11th week prior to the anticipated week of childbirth, if you have 12 months of continuous service with one or more NHS employers and you have informed the NHS of your intention to return to work, you are eligible for the following benefits:
It is possible to work out a different payment plan for the occupational pay entitlement with your employer, such as spreading it out evenly over the duration of your maternity leave rather than paying you for a portion of the time at full pay and the rest at half pay.
Doctors entitled to the NHS maternity scheme are:
Your average weekly earnings for the eight weeks leading up to and including the fifteenth week before the anticipated week of childbirth are used to calculate your maternity pay.
In addition, regular contractual payments, such as London weighting and banding supplements for young hospital doctors, are among the earnings that will be taken into account. Members should consult their employing authorities or trusts to confirm their personal status.
See statutory maternity pay and maternity allowance for the current level of the entitlements.
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