Are consultants’ mouths still stuffed with gold?BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4509 (Published 22 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4509
- Mark S MacGregor, associate medical director, John Stevenson Lynch Renal Unit, NHS Ayrshire and Arran, University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock
In 2003 consultants received a substantial pay rise, but 10 years of pay cuts, increased hours, and other contractual changes have eaten it up, writes Mark MacGregor
I am grateful to Karen Bloor, professor of health economics and policy at the University of York, for helpful comments.
Competing interests: I have read and understood BMJ policy on declaration of interests and declare the following interests: I am a consultant and therefore personally affected by the contract and pay changes described in this article.