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Associate contracts are the foundation of the relationship between associate and practice owner. It is essential that you get your associate agreement reviewed before signing.

Getting a single contract checked can cost as much as £1,000 on the high street. Save yourself the worry and make sure you’re not left out of pocket – join now and get your contracts reviewed by our expert advisors.

What is involved in a contract review? 

Our advice team can help members understand more about how to calculate your pay, what retained money is, important contract clauses, and ensure that your meet your associate contract obligations. 

Important clauses in your associate contract 

Some of the main contract clauses members contact us for support about are:

  • What happens if my equipment breaks down?
  • What happens when there's clawback?
  • What money is held back when I leave?
  • What are my obligations during maternity leave to provide locum cover?

How can I get my associate contract reviewed?

Our advice team will provide BDA members with detailed written feedback on their associate contracts, identifying any areas of concern and recommending ways in which you can protect your position.

Simply email us your contract together with your membership number and we will be in touch. Our standard turn-around time is 10 working days, however please note that during busy periods it may be a little longer.

Not already a member?

Join us now for access to our associate contract review service, and all other benefits that come with a membership. 

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BDA membership offers you the support and services you need throughout your career, whether you are a student, an associate or a practice owner, or working in the community or hospital services.
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