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NHS pay rise may be capped below 1% for next few years

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c459 (Published 22 January 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c459
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

    NHS staff will be lucky to receive a maximum 1% pay rise in the coming years, MPs have been told by the head of the NHS.

    Staff members have to face the sober reality of a financially frugal next few years to help the NHS play its part in tackling the current economic recession, said the NHS chief executive, David Nicholson.

    Mr Nicholson, giving evidence to the parliamentary health select committee as part of its one-off evidence session for an inquiry into public expenditure on health and social services, said that savings had to be made.

    Last year Mr Nicholson warned that the NHS would have to find productivity and efficiency …

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