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Pay award a step in the right direction

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7328.9b (Published 05 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:9
  1. Alex Vass
  1. BMJ

    Doctors' unions in the United Kingdom gave a cautious welcome to the government's pay rises, announced just before Christmas, calling them a step in the right direction in the problems of recruitment and retention.

    All hospital doctors and nurses were awarded 3.6% from April, double the underlying rate of inflation, while GPs are to receive a 4.6% increase in fee income.

    GP registrars are set to get the largest increase, 19.5% due largely to a hike in their entitlement …

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