BMA demands 4% pay rise

The BMA has called for a 4 per cent pay rise for doctors in 2009/10 in evidence submitted to the Doctors and Dentists Review Body (DDRB) today.

The evidence does not cover GMS pay at this stage, but the GPC will submit supplementary evidence on this early next month.

BMA chairman Dr Hamish Meldrum said: ‘Last year’s below inflationary rises have failed to keep pace with the increase in the cost of living.

‘Moreover, GPs received no increase in gross remuneration and with practice expenses rising considerably most of them had a significant pay cut for the second year running.’

nick.bostock@haymarket.com

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