Consultants consider sanctions over local pay

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 17 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1600
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ.

    Britain's senior hospital doctors are threatening to impose sanctions if the government persists with its proposals for local performance related pay. At last week's meeting of the BMA's Central Consultants and Specialists Committee (CCSC) no one opposed proposals from its sanctions working party to take action on two fronts.

    Firstly, consultants would insist on treating all patients on the basis of clinical need regardless of whether they were being treated under contract with the trust. This procedure would bypass any two tier systems that give priority for non-urgent treatment to patients of general practice fundholders or to patients being treated under the waiting list initiative. The CCSC believes that the public would understand this action, which would improve …

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