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Doctors' and other health workers' pay negotiations should not be separate

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 17 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:124
  1. Rhona MacDonald
  1. BMJ

    The separate negotiation of UK doctors' terms and conditions and the disconnection of their pay scale from those of other health professions should be reviewed, a report published this week by the Institute for Public Policy Research says.

    Recently a job evaluation framework was developed that will form the basis of pay negotiations for non-medical staff, but doctors have not been part of this process. The institute claims: “This could lead to problems in establishing a fair pay system for nurses who have already taken on roles traditionally conducted by doctors, as well …

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