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Hospital Consultants (Pay)

Volume 887: debated on Tuesday 25 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, as a senior registrar doing extra duties can earn up to £9,600 a year, and as this in some cases is 50 per cent. more than the consultant for whom he works is receiving, whether she will now undertake not to implement any pay scale which does not reflect their relative responsibilities, status and experience.

This is a matter for the Doctors' and Dentists' Review Body, but the Health Departments' written evidence for the current review drew specific attention to the danger of overlap between the earnings of senior registrars and consultants and proposed changes in the incremental scale with the object of correcting the situation. The whole question of extra duty allowance will be considered as part of the proposed new contract for junior hospital doctors.