Does the UK have the highest paid doctors in Europe?

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7558.98-b (Published 06 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:98
  1. H E Mackay, senior house officer in neurosurgery (ginger.helen@doctors.net.uk),
  2. M R Cope, specialist registrar in trauma and orthopaedic surgery
  1. Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery NHS Trust, Liverpool L9 7JL
  2. Wirral Hospitals NHS Trust, Arrowe Park Hospital, Merseyside L44 5UF

    EDITOR—With the NHS budget deficit spiralling out of control, politicians are looking for scapegoats. One of the largest and easily identifiable costs to the NHS is that of wages. The pay deals negotiated have led to the claim by the health secretary that UK doctors are the highest paid doctors in Europe.1 We were therefore interested if there were any data to …

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