Doctors need a pay rise

Doctors should get at least 4 per cent additional pay to recruit, retain and motivate them, announced the BMA.

Doctors need a pay rise
This figure was quoted in evidence presented today to the Doctors and Dentists Review Body.

BMA chairman, Mr James Johnson, says: ‘Doctors are working intensively and under huge pressure to cut waiting times and deliver high quality services. They deserve a pay rise that reflects their continuing hard work for the NHS.’

Dr Hamish Meldrim, chairman of the BMA's GP Committee, says: The BMA is urging the Review Body to recommend an inflationary uplift across all aspects of the GP contract to maintain its present value. Last year, the profession accepted very significant efficiency savings to address the perceived over-delivery problems associated with the introduction of the new GP contract. All parties agreed that the concessions made dealt with that issue and would not be revisited.’

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