About us

The Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration (DDRB) advises government on rates of pay for doctors and dentists.

Who we are

Our current members are:

  • Professor Paul Curran (Chair)
  • David Bingham
  • Professor Peter Kopelman
  • Professor Kevin Lee
  • James Malcomson
  • John Matheson CBE
  • Jane Williams


We are responsible for making recommendations on the pay of doctors and dentists taking any part in the National Health Service to:

  • the Prime Minister
  • the Secretary of State for Health
  • the First Minister and the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing of the Scottish Parliament
  • the First Minister and the Minister for Health and Social Services in the Welsh Assembly government
  • the First Minister, Deputy First Minister and Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety of the Northern Ireland executive

When reaching our recommendations, we consider:

  • the need to recruit, retain and motivate doctors and dentists
  • regional/local variations in labour markets and their effects on the recruitment and retention of doctors and dentists
  • the funds available to the health departments as set out in the government’s departmental expenditure limits
  • the government’s inflation target
  • the overall strategy that the NHS should place patients at the heart of all it does and the mechanisms by which that is to be achieved
  • the economic and other evidence submitted by the government, staff and professional representatives and others
  • the legal obligations on the NHS, including anti-discrimination legislation regarding age, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion and belief and disability

Code of practice

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