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BMJ 2000; 320 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7230.319 (Published 29 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:319

Review body report 2000

The salary scales recommended by the Doctors' and Dentists' Review Body for full time hospital, public health, and community health doctors are set out below. They will be implemented in full from 1 April. See news story last week (p 205)

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Salary scales for full time hospital, public health, and community health doctors

GPs' reaction to pay award

The chairman of the BMA's General Practitioners Committee, Dr John Chisholm, called the 2000 report of the Doctors' and Dentists' Review Body “a mark time report.”

The review body said that it needs more evidence and information on the effect of health service reforms on GP's motivation,workload,recruitment, and retention. It wants more negotiations on the prioritisation of non-capitation based payments, which the GPC believes is essential to protect the incomes of doctors with low list sizes.

Although the review body has declined to take action to improve the income of registrars, it does recognise that proposed new arrangements for junior doctors need to be …

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