- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
- Category: Press Releases
Mike Hedges AM welcomes pay rise for doctors and dentists
Local AM Mike Hedges has welcomed a new pay deal for doctors and dentists in Wales, which includes a higher salary increase than the deal agreed in England.
The Welsh Government has agreed in full the recommendations of the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB):
• a 2% base increase for salaried doctors and dentists, salaried General Medical Practitioners (GMPs) and independent contractor GMPs and General Dental Practitioners (GDPs)
• an additional 2% for independent contractor GMPs, salaried GMPs and to the GMP trainers’ grant and the GMP appraisers’ rate
• an additional 1.5% for Specialty and Associate Specialist (SAS) doctors.
Mike Hedges AM said: “Today’s announcement recognises the value and dedication of hardworking doctors and dentists and their key contribution to the NHS in Wales.”
“By going beyond the pay offer in England the Welsh Government are making Wales an even more attractive place to train, work and live”
“Together with our recent agreement on a pay rise for the rest of the NHS Wales workforce, this shows the Welsh Labour Government are committed to investing in staff to ensure they can continue to deliver excellent health and social care.”