Date sent: Thursday 26 July 2018
To All BBOLMC Practices & LMC Reps
|Issue date: 26.07.18
Please see the below DDRB Briefing from GPC.
Dr Paul Roblin
Tel: 07799116597 or 01628 475727
From: GPC Local Medical Committees discussion list <LMC-L@LISTSERV.BMA.ORG.UK> On Behalf Of Mark Sanford-Wood
Sent: 26 July 2018 13:47
Subject: DDRB Briefing
DDRB Briefing from GPC
Following the government’s pay award announcement, view the briefing on what this means for general practice.
Email to LMCs from Dr Mark Sanford-Wood, GPC England Deputy-Chair
As you know, each year the DDRB (Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration) makes recommendations on the pay for all doctors in the UK. While in the recent past, the pay for GPs has been agreed through direct negotiations by GPC, this year we included evidence to the DDRB and asked them to make a recommendation. The DDRB listened to our evidence and expressed its concern about the workforce issues and made recommendations accordingly.
The government receives the DDRB recommendations and makes a decision about an increase in pay, taking all doctors into account. This year, the government announced it’s lifting the 1% pay cap for all public sector workers and so its decision was coordinated across all public sector workers (who are covered by various pay review bodies). The Department of Health and Social Care announced the pay award for doctors in England on Tuesday this week.
Our original agreement in the negotiations back in March was for an interim 1% pay uplift for all GPs and their staff and for any further uplift to be implemented based on the government’s decision on the DDRB recommendations. Now that we have the government’s decisi on we have explained what the uplift means for general practice in England, and that briefing can be accessed via the link above.
The GPC Executive has been in direct contact with the Secretary of State and senior NHSE management a number of times this week and we have expressed very clearly the anger of the profession.