Medicopolitical Digest

Consultants support new merit award scheme

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 24 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1676
  1. Douglas Carnall,
  2. Linda Beecham,
  3. Jane Smith

    The new proposals for restructuring C merit awards and replacing them with five discretionary points above the top of the consultant scale were warmly supported by consultants at their annual conference. With this endorsement they now go to the Central Consultants and Specialists Committee this week (after we have gone to press) for final approval.

    In outlining the proposals Dr Peter Hawker, chairman of the CCSC's negotiating subcommittee, explained that the government had made it clear at the time that it published the Kendell report on merit awards that 1995 was the last year in which C awards would be made. The issue had then become …

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