BMA seeks 4.3% pay increase

Doctors should receive pay increases of between 3.6 and 4.3 per cent in 2008/9, according to the BMA.

But it was unable to give a specific figure for GPs in evidence to the Doctors’ and Dentists’ Review Body .

A BMA spokeswoman explained that 4.3 per cent was the highest uplift for net practice income.
But further evidence was to be submitted about GP profit.

The evidence says: ‘We suggest that the Review Body considers a straightforward uplift across the principal components of the GMS contract as currently configured (namely essential and additional services – through the global sum and correction factor - enhanced services, seniority and the quality framework).

‘This uplift should be a weighted average of an appropriate net income uplift in line with the Review Body’s judgement and an allowance for expenses increases based in part on the rate of inflation and in part on earnings movements.’

neil.durham@haymarket.com

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