NHS pay cap must end, say unions

NHS pay cap must end, say unions

19 Jun 2017

The British Dental Association (BDA) has joined health associations and unions to urge a ‘change of direction’ on NHS pay restraint in this week’s Queen’s Speech.
Groups representing all parts of the health workforce have written a joint letter to the Prime Minister to say the 1 per cent cap is now putting safe patient care at risk.
NHS GDPs in England have seen taxable income – which remains the only source of investment in the service – fall by 35 per cent in a decade.
NHS Confederation boss Niall Dickson has said the cap is now jeopardising staff retention, and cross-party MPs have called for an end to the policy. Former Conservative Cabinet Minister Stephen Crabb has argued the cap was a factor behind the Conservative Party’s failure to secure a parliamentary majority.
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