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BMA responds to NHS pay announcement

Commenting on a new pay deal announced today which would see more than one million NHS staff, including nurses, porters and paramedics, being offered salary increases, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA council chair, said:

“Agenda for Change contract negotiations have resulted in a long overdue pay offer for these staff groups.

“The Government must now address the pay gap for doctors through the DDRB process. Ongoing pay restraint has seen doctors’ pay fall by around 20 per cent over the last decade, leading to staff shortages and impacting on patient care.

“The Government must acknowledge the hard work and dedication of doctors in the context of several years of below inflation pay increases, and reflect this in a fair deal for our members.

"We will be examining the details of this announcement for any potential impact on our members.”

ENDS

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