Commenting on the pay increases for doctors and dentists, announced by the Welsh Labour Government, Shadow Welsh Conservative Health Minister, Angela Burns AM, said:
“These increases in pay for our hard-working doctors and dentists are very welcome to help to retain and recruit more medical professionals to Wales. The Health Minister claims that there is no new money for these pay rises from the UK Government. Did he miss the Chancellor’s spending review last week when it was announced that Wales would be receiving £385 million extra over the coming 12 months and a total of £1.2 billion over the next three years from the UK Treasury?
“It is thanks to the UK Conservative Government repairing the economic damage caused by the last UK Labour Government, which has led to the UK getting back on a strong economic footing that has enabled greater investment in our vital public services.”