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a dept of health imageJanuary 31 2018

The Department of Health has published the written evidence it has submitted to the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration review for 2018.

It points out that the last Spending Review budgeted for a 1% average increase in basic pay and progression pay awards. While “there will still be a need for pay discipline over the coming years” it says: “There is recognition that in some parts of the public sector, particularly in areas of skills shortage, greater flexibility may be required to deliver world class public services, including in return for improvements to public sector productivity.”

The document also notes that in NHS Hospital and Community Health Service (HCHS), “earnings for HCHS doctors have grown in the last five years, although at a lower rate than the private sector, with the exception of 2016-17,” and increased 5% between 2012-13 and 2016-17.

“The NHS Pension Scheme remains a valuable part of the total reward package for doctors and dentists. NHS members can generally expect to receive around £3 to £6 in pension benefits value for every £1 contributed.”

The DDRB expects to publish the recommendations in May.

Links:
DHSC announcement   
DHSC. ‘The Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration (DDRB) Review for 2018 Written Evidence from the Department of Health and Social Care for England’     
DDRB   

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