Failure to announce pay offer ‘shows absolute disrespect’ for hospital doctors and their NHS colleagues

Following a backlash on the withdrawal of its earlier statement on pay, the government issued a further statement on pay. You can view the HCSA response here.



HCSA – the hospital doctors’ union has issued the following statement in response to the government’s failure to announce its pay offer today in response to the DDRB pay review body report. 

HCSA – the hospital doctors’ union President Dr Claudia Paoloni said: “The chaotic last-minute withdrawal of today’s Commons statement on NHS pay leaves us now facing the very real prospect that staff will be forced to wait until September before the government deigns to inform them what it believes they are worth.

“Actions speak louder than words and the tortuous, bungled nature of this process speaks volumes about the regard the government has for health workers.

“It shows absolute disrespect for hospital doctors and their NHS colleagues who are currently facing down yet another Covid wave and are still waiting for news of a pay award meant to be implemented in April 2021.

“Further delay will only heighten the growing disquiet among an overstretched and overstressed medical profession fed up with their treatment over a decade which has seen salaries fall by 30 per cent in real terms.”