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Hospital doctors in Wales to vote on enhanced pay deal for 2023-24

BMJ 2024; 385 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.q1273 (Published 10 June 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;385:q1273
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. London

The Welsh government has increased its pay offer for 2023-24 to junior doctors, consultants, and specialist, associate specialist, and specialty (SAS) doctors. If accepted individual doctors would receive additional uplifts of between 4% and 10%.1

The three groups will vote on whether to accept the offers in referendums between 12 and 26 June.

Junior doctors have been offered an additional 7.4%, bringing the total rise for the 2023-24 financial year to 12.4%. The rise will be backdated to April 2023.

The BMA has negotiated a revised pay scale for consultants, which would provide higher career earnings, significantly better starting pay, and an additional in year pay rise of up to 10.1% for some. These uplifts will be in addition to the 5% already awarded …

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