Doctors' and other health workers' pay negotiations should not be separateBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7407.124-f (Published 17 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:124
- Rhona MacDonald
The separate negotiation of UK doctors' terms and conditions and the disconnection of their pay scale from those of other health professions should be reviewed, a report published this week by the Institute for Public Policy Research says.
Recently a job evaluation framework was developed that will form the basis of pay negotiations for non-medical staff, but doctors have not been part of this process. The institute claims: “This could lead to problems in establishing a fair pay system for nurses who have already taken on roles traditionally conducted by doctors, as well …