optional pointsConsolidated payments (in addition to the maximum of the Staff Grade salary scale) which may be paid at the discretion of the Trust in the light of professional advice, based on the “value added” of the staff-grade doctor applying for the Optional Points (Ops). The OP scale consists of five points of equal value (see table), and may be up-rated periodically based on recommendations by the Doctors’ and Dentists’ Review Body (DDRB).
Staff Grade Optional Points
0–40 Clinical skills and expertise
0–10 Teaching, training and innovation
0–30 Overall workload and intensity
0–5 Wider contribution to NHS
0–10 Commitment to Personal Development
0–5 Clinical Audit and administration