Civilian MoD GPs awarded 6.7% pay increase

Civilian GPs employed by the Ministry of Defence have been awarded an average pay increase of 6.7%.

The new pay deal for Civilian Medical Practitioners (CMPs) includes recognition for supplementary skills as well as the Doctors' and Dentists' Review Body uplift agreed in April.

CMPs provide primary care for service personnel predominantly in Germany and dependent families and civil servants supporting them.

The pay deal will be backdated from 1 April 2008 and begins in December.

Dr Sarah Hollis, CMP representative on the BMA’s armed forces committee, said: 'It has been very difficult to recruit and retain CMPs because they are paid much less than doctors working for the NHS.

'CMPs carry out a role similar to GPs and the MoD only has about three-quarters of the number it needs. We have agreed to accept this year’s pay deal and hope it will go some way to help recruit new CMPs and retain the current workforce.'

neil.durham@haymarket.com

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