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In recent weeks, negotiations with the Government recommenced following ours and the BMA’s narrow rejection of the initial offer to consultants. The BMA renewed efforts to reach a new deal for consultant doctors and dentists was closely informed by the concerns raised by members regarding the offer.

As a result, the new offer includes much needed changes to the pay review body, builds on changes to the consultant pay scale as outlined in the original offer, and no longer includes changes or limits to the way consultants should spend time for teaching, researching and improving services. For the full details regarding the offer, we strongly encourage our consultant members in England to refer to the BMA’s detailed overview.

In line with the BMA, we will be asking our consultant members in England to vote on this offer between 14 March and 3 April. Both the BDA and the BMA are recommending that members vote to accept the new offer.

Our mandates for industrial action

As a result of our ballot from November to December 2023, we have a current mandate for industrial action at 37 Trusts where BDA members would be able to take industrial action. These are:

No industrial action is currently planned.