Welsh Government makes formal pay offer
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The Welsh Government has made a formal pay award offer to junior doctors, SAS doctors and consultants for 2023-4.

The announcement follows two months of negotiations.

Strike action was paused during negotiations, and if the offer is accepted, strike action should end.

For junior doctors, the offer includes a 12.4 per cent pay uplift, backdated to 1 April 2023, including the 5 per cent pay lift for 2023-24 (which has already been paid). This offer is outside of the Doctor and Dentists Review Body (DDRB) recommendation for 2023-24 and in line with the pay award accepted by junior doctors in Scotland.

The Welsh Government has agreed with the BMA Welsh consultant committee that the current pay structure needs reforming.