Merit award system becomes more open

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 05 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:346

From April next year the names of all holders of merit awards will be made public for the first time and NHS employers will have a greater say in the allocation of awards under changes to the system agreed between the Department of Health and the BMA. There are 20000 consultants in the NHS, and 7000 of them receive an award on top of their NHS salary, which ranges from £40620 to £52440. The changes were recommended in the …

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