UK government agrees 1.5% pay rise for NHS doctors and dentists

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 02 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1387
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. 1London

    Doctors and dentists working in the NHS are to receive a 1.5% pay rise for 2009-10, the government has announced.

    The announcement is in line with the recommendation from the doctors’ and dentists’ review body (DDRB), but slightly lower than the increase recommended by NHS Employers and has been greeted with disappointment by the BMA.

    “Doctors will be disappointed at this award,” said Dr Hamish Meldrum, the BMA’s …

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