NHS doctors and dentists to receive backdated 2.8% pay rise


The government has today announced that NHS dentists and doctors in England will receive a 2.8% pay rise, backdated to April 2020.

The government has accepted in full the pay recommendations in the latest Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB) report, which considers a range of evidence from the NHS and trade unions.

This pay award is worth, in basic pay between £2,200 and £3,000 for consultants; between £1,100 and £2,100 for specialty doctors; and between £1,500 and £2,600 for associate specialists.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “These past few months have been an incredibly challenging time for our NHS, and the resolve, professionalism and dedication of staff has been on show throughout. We are able to accept the recommendations of the independent pay review body for dentists and doctors. I am committed to supporting the entire NHS and social care workforce through improved recruitment and retention and delivering 50,000 more nurses and 6,000 more doctors in general practice.”