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Northern Ireland: Urgent clarity sought on DDRB pay uplift

2 December 2021


We have requested an urgent update from the Minister for Health on when dentists will receive confirmation of their pay uplift for 21/22. This follows news earlier this week of a 3% uplift for Agenda for Change staff in Northern Ireland.


In a letter also sent to the Finance Minister, once again we have raised the unacceptable delays that continue to blight the pay review process as a result of a dysfunctional, and out of sequence approach adopted by the NI Executive.

We have also sought assurances that COVID recognition payments remain on track to be paid to independent contractors and their dental team members prior to Christmas, as has been stated previously.