HC Deb 20 March 1985 vol 75 c500W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how much each percentage rise in the pay of (a) staff covered by the Review Body for Nursing Staff, Midwives, Health Visitors and Professions Allied to Medicine; (b) staff covered by the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration and (c) staff not covered by review bodies costs the National Health Service, distinguishing between costs falling on health authorities and those falling on other parts of the National Health Service.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The estimated cost of a 1 per cent. increase over 1984–85 National Health Service paybills is shown in the following table. No assumptions have been made about possible changes in the volume or composition of particular staff groups in 1985–86. The full year effect of the staged award made to doctors and dentists in 1984 and of the abolition of the national insurance surcharge have been taken into account. The costings include provision for NHS agency staff, employer's national insurance contributions, and superannuation.

Hospital and Community Health Services: Great Britain
£ million
Medical and dental staff 11.27
Nurses, Midwives and the professions allied to medicine 39.58
Non review body staff 30.61
Total 81.46

For general medical and general dental practitioners a 1 per cent. increase in the 1984–85 pay bill for Great Britain is estimated to amount to some £9.5 million.

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