General Whitley Council (GWC) Conditions of Service
The General Whitley Council (GWC) Handbook has been out of print for some time now and is unavailable from the original source, The Department of Health (England). While its contents have been replaced by the Staff Council (Agenda for Change) Handbook for most NHS staff, a number of the Sections of the GWC Handbook remain extant, particularly for doctors and dentists in hospital posts. This document has been assembled from a variety of sources and is believed to represent the most recent versions of each of the sections included. Because it has been derived electronically from a number of poor quality original sources it is likely to contain typographical errors in addition to those in the original documents, which themselves contained many. Users intending to use the documents should take care to ensure that the particular sections to be used are still relevant to the staff group involved, and should seek to check the text with original source documents where possible in cases of ambiguity.