The government has accepted the recommendations of the Doctors’ and Dentists’ Pay Review Body (DDRB) for a three per cent consolidated award for doctors and dentists for 2021/22, with the exception of those on multi-year pay deals.
The recommendations are set out in the 49th DDRB report on the GOV.UK website.
Please see the table below for details of the new pay awards to doctors and dentists from the national contract arrangements within this remit group.
Electronic Staff Record (ESR) colleagues are working on updating the payroll system and these increases are expected to be available for payment in September salaries. Payment of arrears will be backdated to 1 April 2021. Further details of the new pay arrangements will be confirmed in a pay circular which will be published on our website after the August payroll date.
The exception to this will be the training supplement for Band A salaried dentists, which will be published and applied later, along with any arrears backdated to 1 April 2021. The Department for Health and Social Care will confirm this at a later date.
|Remit group||Government response|
|Specialty doctors and specialist grade (2021)||As per the 2021 agreement.|
|Specialty doctors and associate specialists (2008 and other closed grades)||
|Doctors and dentists in training||In June 2019 junior doctors agreed a four-year deal incorporating pay increases and improved flexibility and working conditions, including pay increases of 2% per annum until April 2023|
|Salaried GPs||The minimum and maximum points of the pay range to be increased by 3%.|
|Salaried primary care dentists||A 3% general uplift in pay backdated to April 2021|