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Doctors unhappy at proposed 1% pay rise for consultants and salaried GPs in England

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: (Published 05 March 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n646
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

The BMA has described a proposed 1% pay rise for consultants and salaried GPs working in England as a dereliction of the government’s moral duty to the NHS workforce.

On 4 March the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) published the evidence it submitted to the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists' Remuneration (DDRB) for the 2021 to 2022 pay round.1

The review body gathers evidence from the government, the BMA, and other interested parties before making recommendations on doctors’ pay rises each year. This year it will make recommendations for consultants and salaried GPs. A multiyear agreement has been agreed in principle for specialty and associate specialist (SAS) doctors, so only those SAS doctors who choose not …

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