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BDA consultant members voted narrowly against the Government’s pay offer, with 51% voting to reject and 49% voting to accept. There was an 81% turnout. This result mirrors that of the BMA consultants.

The BMA, which negotiates on pay and contracts for consultants on behalf of both unions, will now seek discussions with the Government as to where the proposals that were negotiated last year can be improved.

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.