Today, (25 January) the British Medical Association (BMA) has announced that its members voted to reject the pay offer, by a slim majority of 51 per cent.
The BMA has reported that its members felt the offer didn't go far enough, citing concerns about the fairness of the deal and about potential changes to supporting professional activities (SPA).
The BMA has also confirmed that its consultants committee has agreed not to call strike action at this time but instead will enter into discussions with the government to try and address its members concerns.
In December 2023, the consultants voted to continue strike action, so they retain an active mandate to take further action if necessary.
Read the statement from the NHS Confederation.