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Armed Forces' Pay Review Body

Volume 492: debated on Wednesday 20 May 2009

The Supplement to the 2009 Report of the Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body (AFPRB) making recommendations on the pay of service medical and dental officers has been published today. I wish to express my thanks to the Chairman and members of the review body for their report. I am pleased to confirm that the AFPRB’s recommendations are to be accepted in full, with implementation effective from 1 April 2009.

The AFPRB has recommended an increase in basic military salary of 1.5 per cent. for all defence medical services (DMS) medical and dental officers, and all reserve equivalents. In addition, the AFPRB recommended a 1.5 per cent. increase in the values of national clinical excellence awards and distinction awards, DMS trainer pay and general medical practitioner associate trainer pay.

Copies of the report are available in the Vote Office.