Military doctors awarded 1.5% pay rise

The 1.5% pay award to military doctors and dentists is likely to worsen the recruitment and retention crisis, according to the BMA.

It points out that the award is almost half of the 2.8% awarded to other armed forces personnel.

Dr Brendan McKeating, chairman of the BMA's armed forces committee, said: ‘The pay award is significantly lower than that received by other military personnel. Rather than encourage recruitment and retention it is likely to make it worse.

‘We must ensure people who risk their lives for our country have access to high quality healthcare.'

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