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BMA calls for 10% pay increase for doctors

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 20 September 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:697
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

The BMA has called for the average pay of doctors to be increased by not less than 10% in 1998 as a first step in reducing the gap between the pay of doctors and that in comparable professions, such as lawyers, accountants, and actuaries.

For the first time the association has published its evidence to the Doctors' and Dentists' Review Body in full in advance of the review body making its recommendations. The BMA has deplored the government's action in phasing this year's pay award (2.35% in April …

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