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NHS pay cap has been scrapped, says Hunt

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4696 (Published 11 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4696
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ

The pay cap for NHS staff has been scrapped, the health secretary has said.

Speaking in the House of Commons on 10 October, Jeremy Hunt replied to a question about the effect of the NHS pay cap on staffing and waiting lists. He said, “The pay cap has been scrapped.”

At a conference in June, Hunt had said that he would put the case to the chancellor for lifting the current 1% pay cap.1 In September it was announced that the cap on public sector pay …

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