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UK government agrees 1.5% pay rise for NHS doctors and dentists

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 02 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1387

Is it really Economic slow down or being made scapegoat?

Dear Editor,

I think this is unfair for the Government to have a small hike though this
has to be taken in the context of financial global meltdown. At the same
time good economic governance is needed to get the system on track before
further damage to the financial market. NHS managers also need to look in
to the ways of reducing the burden or cost to the exchequer by less
spending. Just an example- some medications not used by the patient but
still been issued by the repeat prescription by GP and these are going to
be disposed--It's all about Money. Please save from the Global economic
shrinking ship.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

15 April 2009
Dr Mani Nallasivan
SpR Medicine and Rheumatology
Whiston Hospital, Prescot Liverpool, UK