Written Statement: 2023-24 pay award to junior doctors, SAS doctors and consultants to end the pay dispute

Further to our written statement on 7 June, we are pleased to confirm the pay offers we made to consultants, SAS doctors and junior doctors to end the strikes and settle the pay dispute in 2023-24, have been accepted.

Each of the BMA’s three branches of practice voted overwhelmingly in favour of accepting the respective pay offers.

We will now begin the process of implementing the pay award, so doctors and dentists employed in the NHS will receive the payments as soon as practicable. 

We would like to thank members of the BMA’s negotiating teams and NHS Wales Employers for the constructive nature of the talks. Implementing these offers will end this dispute and industrial action, meaning doctors will return to work in Wales for the benefit of the public and NHS services.

The Welsh Government is fully committed to working in social partnership to deliver better working lives for all NHS staff and better public services for people in Wales.