NHS England: Contract uplifts confirmedNews
Posted by: The Probe 20th October 2020
Following consultation with the BDA, the Department of Health and Social Care has confirmed that contracts will be uplifted by 2.5% in England. The uplift will be paid in November and backdated to 1 April.
The BDA stressed, when the Chancellor announced his deal back in July, that an above inflation award represents a bare minimum any government can offer NHS workers’, adding that the ‘uplift does not begin to cover the huge increases in expenses practices have faced with PPE and meeting new cross-infection guidelines’.
Foundation Dentist salaries will be updated by 2.8%, as will Educational Supervisors’ grants. FD service costs have been frozen, which the BDA has strongly objected to.
This is the second consecutive year of above-inflation pay awards for dentists. The BDA remains clear that this must now be built on, as part of wider plans to maintain the long-term integrity of the service.
The BDA continues to campaign on behalf of NHS dentists.