Pay claim will cost NHS £30mBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7087.1065d (Published 12 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1065
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
Speech therapists battling for 11 years for pay parity with NHS clinical psychologists and pharmacists scored a key victory last week.
The Department of Health settled two of 18 test cases, which could pave the way for claims costing the NHS more than £30m ($48m) in back pay alone. The long running case could have massive repercussions throughout the NHS, the biggest employer in Europe, triggering claims by other “female” occupations such as midwives, occupational therapists, …