Doctors try of halt performance pay

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 11 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1525
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    Patients' care will suffer if the government insists on introducing performance related pay for doctors, the British Medical Association (BMA) has warned. Consultants, junior doctors, and public health doctors have tabled 25 motions in opposition to performance related pay for their annual conferences later this month.

    Performance related pay would not be added on top of existing salaries. Instead the Department of Health is proposing that the Doctors' and Dentists' Review Body should recommend a lower salary for doctors this year than it would have done. Local trusts would then have to find the extra money for performance related pay by making productivity …

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