Doctors’ demand for 30 per cent pay rise is ‘delusional’

Matthew Lesh quoted in The Telegraph

Matthew Lesh, IEA Head of Public Policy, has been quoted in The Telegraph on doctors calling for a 30 per cent pay rise over the next five years, far surpassing the 11 per cent figure that inflation is expected to hit this year.

Matthew commented:

“Nobody doubts that doctors have worked extremely hard in recent years, but demanding such a gigantic pay rise is delusional”

“This would cost taxpayers billions, wiping away money earmarked to get on top of waiting lists, while doing little to improve patient care. Doctors should work productively with the government to improve working practices and deliver better outcomes for patients that would justify higher pay.”

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