The Education Secretary has urged junior doctors to “look at” the pay offer.
Gillian Keegan, speaking to Sky News, said: I would urge the BMA, the independent pay review bodies have done a very thorough analysis and they look at rates of recruitment, retention, they look at all the other sort of professions or similar professions so they do do a very thorough job.
“And so I think it’s only fair that they should look at that and take that seriously.”
She said that the entire pay process has “been very difficult to try and navigate this and what basically has been key is not having any new borrowing and not raising new taxes which could fuel inflation”.
“It is a tricky balancing act.”
She told the programme that junior doctors were also “not exceptional in having inflationary pressures”.