Junior doctors in Scotland offered 14.5% pay rise

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Junior doctors successful Scotland person been offered a 14.5% wage emergence pursuing negotiations with BMA Scotland.

The caller connection from the Scottish authorities covers the two-year play from 2022 to 2024.

It comes aft inferior doctors voted earlier this period to onslaught for 72 hours successful what would beryllium their archetypal nationalist walkout implicit pay.

BMA Scotland said it would enactment the wage connection to its inferior doc members successful a consultative vote.

The Scottish authorities said the caller connection represented a £61.3m concern successful inferior doc pay, which it described arsenic the largest successful 20 years and the champion connection successful the UK.

It said that if accepted, the caller and last connection would beryllium a wage rise of 6.5% successful 2023/24, arsenic good arsenic an further 3% towards an already agreed 4.5% uplift successful 2022/23.

This amounts to a cumulative summation of 14.5% implicit 2 years and matches the caller wage grant accepted by nurses and different NHS workers successful 2023, it said.

In a ballot of BMA Scotland members 97% voted for a 72-hour walkout implicit calls for a 23.5% summation supra inflation.

It follows a strikes by inferior doctors successful England, who walked retired for 3 days successful March and 4 days successful April.

More than 71% of the eligible 5,000 inferior doctors successful Scotland voted, with 97% successful favour of concern action.

Any onslaught would interaction planned operations, clinics and GP appointments.

Junior doctors - fully-qualified medics who are not specialty unit doctors, consultants oregon GPs - marque up 44% of the doctors successful the NHS successful Scotland.

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