Salaried GP 3% pay rise ’empty promise’ without attached funding, says BMA

The BMA has said that the 3% pay rise for salaried GPs was a ‘completely empty promise’ as it comes with no extra funding for practices to pay for it.

The Government had proposed a 1% pay increase for doctors in March, but has now accepted the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Renumeration (DDRP) of 3%.

The pay offer, which is backdated to 1 April, applies to NHS staff including hospital doctors and salaried GPs in England. GP partners are excluded as they are still under the five-year pay agreement which expires in 2024/25. Junior doctors are also not covered by the offer.

Full story in Pulse, 22 July 2021