Government won’t accept DDRB recommendations next year

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 06 August 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5058
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. 1BMJ Careers

The government has said that it will not take recommendations from the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB) next year.

In a letter to the DDRB, Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the Treasury, said that in 2015-16 the government intended to award all NHS staff a 1% increase to their pay.1 Earlier this year the DDRB recommended an increase in basic pay of 1% to the national salary scales for salaried doctors and dentists for 2014-15, and in March the government announced that in 2014-15 NHS staff and salaried doctors would receive …

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