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Doctors in the armed forces to get £50 000 “golden hellos”

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 30 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1261
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    Doctors in the British armed forces can expect hefty pay rises in the new year after the government announced plans to bring military doctors' pay into line with NHS rates. The drive to improve military medical services will also include “golden hellos” worth £50 000 ($80 000; €80 000) to consultants in many specialities, as well as to GPs who have undergone appropriate vocational training.

    It is hoped that the pay hikes will help to attract and retain specialists in areas that are currently seen to be understaffed. The specialties that will benefit from the …

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