DDRB advertises for 'clear thinker' to set GP income

The Doctors' and Dentists' Review Body (DDRB) is advertising for an economist to join its team on £300 a day.

The ad in The Times on Friday is for a three-year contract and says the time commitment is 15 days a year, allowances for travel and subsistence are payable and two or three visits a year are expected to be undertaken to UK NHS organisations.

The ad is also for an economist and health sector member of the NHS Pay Review Body, which makes recommendations to government about rates paid for staff under Agenda For Change. The same terms and conditions as the DDRB economist post apply.

The ad for all posts continues: ‘You will be a clear thinker who can absorb complex information and distinguish major policy issues, have the highest standard of corporate conduct and be able to gain respect and keep the confidence of key stakeholders whilst achieving a balanced view.’

The DDRB economist must be specifically a ‘labour economist with a broad understanding of the health sector’.

Although some detail about the GP pay deal has been agreed for 2009/10, recommendations from the DDRB about the exact levels of any increase are expected before April.

More detail about the posts at www.appointments.org.uk

neil.durham@haymarket.com

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