One off payment a welcome acknowledgement of the huge effort of doctors in Wales throughout COVID-19 pandemic

by BMA Wales Cymru media team;

Press release from BMA Cymru Wales



Location: Wales
Published: Wednesday 17 March 2021

In response to the Welsh Government’s announcement that a one-off payment of £735 will be made to all health and social care staff in Wales, BMA Cymru Wales chair Dr David Bailey said:

“We welcome this gesture as an acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication demonstrated by doctors and other NHS workers in Wales who have been stretched to the very limits during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are pleased to see their tireless commitment has been recognised.

“Whilst this payment is gratefully received, this is separate and in addition to the DDRB process, which reviews doctors annual pay award, and we reiterate our calls for a significant pay uplift for doctors which would address the real term pay erosion over the past decade”.