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Clinical academics worry that their interests are ignored

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 17 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:638
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Clinical academics concerned that they may lose out in the proposed new deal for NHS consultants have nothing to fear—at least so far—according to Dr Colin Smith, chairman of the BMA's Medical Academic Staff Committee.

    The government's proposed new deal for consultants includes increasing the starting salary by £10 000 ($15 000), to £60 000 and gears pay to commitment to the NHS. Consultants would have to work exclusively for the NHS for seven years after qualification. After that they would be allowed to pursue private practice as well as NHS work, …

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