Regional pay consortium disbanded
A pay consortium, which originally had a membership of 20 trusts, has been officially disbanded after publishing a final report of recommendations last month.
The BMA and other health unions, including the Royal College of Nursing, had refused to negotiate with the South West Pay, Terms and Conditions Consortium, which they branded a ‘pay cartel’.
All the trusts involved in the consortium have held their board meetings in the past month and several have announced they are committed to national terms and conditions.
However, doctors leaders have warned that the decision to disband the south-west consortium did not end the threat of regional pay deals being implemented by other trusts elsewhere in England.