BMA turns its back on performance related pay

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 16 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:147
  1. L Beecham

    The BMA has turned its back on performance related pay and local pay bargaining. At its annual meeting last week the association unanimously opposed both concepts. To prolonged applause the consultants' leader, Mr John Chawner, declared, “They strike at the heart of the NHS and at the heart of the way we work as a profession.”

    The chairman of the BMA's council, Dr Sandy Macara, said that he hoped that the health secretary, the chancellor of the exchequer, and the prime minister had heard the applause. “I know; you know; only the government fails to understand that if it persists …

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