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Current and previous DDRB recommendations and evidence

The table below outlines the DDRB recommendations for general practice and subsequent uplifts to fee scale/NHS contracts from 2000/01 to present.

DDRB reports are also accessible from the Review Body on Doctors and Dentists Remuneration website

Year DDRB recommendation on pay Uplift received
​Notes
​Evidence
​2020/21​We are calling for an uplift of at least 5%
​2019/20Inflation linked award of RPI (at 3 per cent) plus two per cent​Dentist' pay: what we do for you
2018/19
Inflation linked award plus 2%
Pay announcements for 2018
2.73% NI
​Dentists’ pay: What we do for you
2017/18
​1.00%
​1.14% England
1.44% Wales
2.25% Scotland
1% NI

2000 - 2016


​Year DDRB recommendation on pay ​Uplift received ​Notes Evidence
​2016/17​1.00%​0.7% England
1.1% Wales
1.13% Scotland
1.13% NI
2015/16​​​1.00%​1.34% England
1.34% Wales
1.61% Scotland
0% NI
​2014/15​1.80% England

1.74% Wales

1.71% Scotland

1.76% NI

​1.60% England
1.47% Wales
1.71% Scotland
1.76% NI
​Designed to result in an increase in net income of 1% after allowing for movement in expenses
​2013/14​0% England
0% Wales
1.49% Scotland
0% NI
​​1.5% England
1.5% Wales
2.51% Scotland
0.50% NI to the expenses element of the fee scale
​For independent contractor GDPs in Scotland.

 

Designed to result in an increase of 1% to net income after allowing for movement in expenses.

2012/13 0% 0.60%
​2011/12 ​0% ​0.50%
​2010/11 ​1.44% ​​0.90%
2009/10 0.21% ​0.32%
2008/09 3.40% ​3.40%
​2007/08 3.00% 3.00% 2.765% from April, remaining 0.235% from November
2006/07 3.00% 3.00%
2005/06 ​3.40% ​3.40%
2004/05
2.90% 2.90%
2003/04 ​3.23% ​3.23%
2002/03 3.60% 3.60%
2001/02 3.90% 3.90%
2000/01 3.30% 3.30%