Consultants unlikely to accept local pay deals, says BMA

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 01 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:240
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

    Consultants have warned the UK government that they are still opposed to local deals after the health secretary, Alan Milburn, unveiled an incentive package which could see some senior doctors employed on a contract that was rejected nationally last year.

    The incentive package, which will begin in April, would allow some trusts in England to introduce the new consultant contract, provided that specialist registrars and consultants in individual trusts agreed.

    But Dr Paul Miller, chairman of the BMA's …

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