HC Deb 24 March 2004 vol 419 c927W
Mr. Bruce George

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the difference in pay between experienced non-consultant career grade doctors and general practitioners with special interests; and if he will make a statement. [161674]

Mr. Hutton

The Department has not conducted any specific assessment of this kind.

The pay of most non-consultant career grade doctors is based on the recommendations of the Review Body on Doctors'and Dentists'Remuneration. Pay for general medical practitioners with special interests depends on the contract between the general practitioner and the employing or commissioning body.