Doctors’ pay rise is ‘a pay cut in real terms’

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The government has offered doctors a 4.5% pay increase this year following the recommendation from the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB). The BMA has called this offer, which is below the current rate of inflation, as a ‘brutal pay cut’.

Meanwhile, junior doctors in England are fixed in a multi-year pay deal which delivers just 2% per year despite inflation soaring around the 9% mark, its highest rate for 40 years.

The BMA has called the rises “nothing less than a betrayal of the profession”.

Source: ‘Brutal pay cut will come as a bitter blow to doctors’, says BMA

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