UK government gives consultants pay award in stagesBMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7545.813-c (Published 06 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:813
- Michael Day
The UK government has incurred the wrath of senior doctors by deciding to increase their pay in two stages, starting with a rise of only 1% from this month. Nurses and junior doctors will receive immediate rises of 2.5% and 2.2%.
Consultants' salaries will not rise by the full 2.2% recommended by the Doctors' and Dentists' Pay Review Body until November this year. The overall rise for the year will work out at 1.5%.
Doctors' leaders reacted furiously to news of the staged rise. Paul …