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Consultants are closer to pay deal after winning concessions

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7408.182-c (Published 24 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:182
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

    Consultants could be voting on a new contract by the autumn, after senior doctors secured important concessions from the government last week.

    A special meeting of the BMA's consultants' committee will be called next month to discuss the package. If the committee agrees to the package, consultants will be balloted in early September.

    Paul Miller, chairman of the Central Consultants and Specialists Committee, said the biggest gains were that control over doctors by managers would be reduced, new consultants would be on the same contract as longer serving colleagues, a structure for an appeal panel had been worked out, and work …

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