On-call Mental Health services (FOI)
On-call Mental Health services (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 02 March 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
In respect of Adult Mental Health services:
What is the model of medical on call for Mental Health services?
How is the on call rota staffed?
Is there a second on call arrangement in place?
What is the cost of delivering clinical mental health on-call per month and per annum?
What is the cost of delivering managerial on call for mental health per month and per annum?
What is the payment model for on-call? For example, do those participating in the on-call rota receive an on-call allowance? Is this a fixed amount or percentage and does this vary by staff group?
If the payment is a fixed amount or percentage, how much is this per hour/what is the percentage by staff group?
Do staff get paid for actual overtime worked as part of on call? Do they also receive time off in lieu?
How many doctors are involved in the provision of on call services?
What are the grades of the doctors involved in the provision of on call services?
Do the doctors involved in the provision of on call receive additional Programmed Activities (P.A's)?
If they receive additional PA's, is there a requirement to provide prospective cover? If so what are the arrangements?
If Mental Health on call is not provided on the Island, where is it provided?
If Mental Health on call is provided by another organisation, which organisation provides it?
If Mental Health on call is provided by another organisation, is there a contract in place for this?
If there is a contract for Mental Health on call with another organisation, what is the annual cost of this?
There are two tiers of medical on-call in Mental Health: the on-call middle grade doctor (Staff Grade), and the Consultant on-call.
On-call is staffed by the Staff Grades and Consultants employed by the Mental Health service (including Locums).
As above: calls initially go to the Staff Grade and then to the Consultant.
The clinical cost of the service is £241,679 per annum (an average of £20,140 per month).
The managerial cost is £30,528 per annum (£2,544 per month).
For medical staff: Staff Grades receive additional PA’s, whereas Consultants generally receive lieu time for on-call, though some opt to be paid for additional on-call duties undertaken.
On-call managers are paid a standard on-call allowance.
Payment is determined by the individual doctor’s contract.
Staff are paid for being on-call, not for the actual time worked. If staff work after 1:00 a.m. a compensatory rest arrangement is in place, depending on the time worked.
There are six Staff Grades on the on-call rota and 12 Consultants.
Staff Grades and Consultants.
Please see response to question F.
Yes, prospective cover is required for Staff Grades and Consultants. For Consultants, a small payment is made to provide the prospective cover. Prospective cover for Staff Grades is managed from the rota.
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