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Northern Ireland: Doctors considering quitting health service over pay, says BMA

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A proposed pay settlement is making doctors consider leaving the health service, the British Medical Association (BMA) in Northern Ireland has said.

In a BMA survey of more than 1,000 doctors, 85% of respondents said the proposed uplift of 4.5% was too low.

The representative body said discontent was very high among junior doctors with 93% of them saying it was too low.

"When asked about their intentions as to the likelihood of them continuing to work in Northern Ireland, junior doctors said they were now more likely to leave because of the low pay award," said the BMA.

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Source: BBC News (31 August 2022)

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