To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has made with the British Medical Association on a pay rise for all NHS consultants.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
28 September 2021
We are in regular contact with the British Medical Association and other National Health Service trade unions to work collaboratively in developing guidance and policy.
The Government has looked to the independent Review Body for Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB) for a pay recommendation for NHS doctors and dentists not already in multi-year pay and contract reform deals.
The DDRB recommended a uniform 3% pay uplift for medical staff not already in multi-year pay deals, which includes consultants. The Government has accepted the DDRB’s recommendation in full, meaning once implemented consultants will receive a 3% pay increase, backdated to April 2021.