Member of the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration

Body: The Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration
Appointing Department: Department of Health and Social Care
Sector: Health and Social Care
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: Members are remunerated at a rate of £300 per day
Time Requirements: 15 meetings per year


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

Pay Review Bodies – Members
Nora Nanayakkara has been appointed as a Member of the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration from 1 March 2019 until 31 July 2022.
Richard Cooper has been appointed as a Member of the NHS Pay Review Body from 1 March 2019 until 31 July 2022.
The appointments will involve a time commitment of 15 meetings per year. Remuneration for the roles will be at a rate of £300 per day.
These appointments are made in accordance with the Cabinet Office Code of Governance for Public Appointments. The regulation of public appointments against the requirements of this Code is carried out by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.
The appointments are made on merit and political activity played no part in the decision process. However, in accordance with the Code, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity (if any declared) to be made public. Nora Nanayakkara and Richard Cooper have not declared any political activity.

Date: 01/03/2019

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description




Ministers are seeking to make a Member appointments to the board of the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB).


Role and Responsibilities


To play a key part in assessing the evidence of the Government, organisations representing the NHS, and organisations representing NHS doctors and dentists, and making annual recommendations to the Government on the remuneration of doctors and dentists. Specifically, to:


  • use your own experience and expertise to contribute to the effective understanding, analysis and challenge of evidence from stakeholders and wider sources relevant to the remit
  • monitor developments in the NHS and bring insights on the issues facing the NHS to Review Body discussions
  • work collaboratively and constructively with colleagues to develop shared thinking on the overall approach and key recommendations; and to help shape the draft report
  • effectively represent the DDRB in meetings with stakeholders (oral evidence and informal contacts) and with DDRB staff on visits to Trusts and Health Boards.

Person Specification


Qualities required for the role of DDRB Member


To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria for appointment.


The Department of Health and Social Care values and promotes diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community. The boards of public bodies should reflect the population they are there to serve. Boards also benefit from fresh perspectives, and we are always keen to encourage candidates with private sector experience, including those from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and those with experience at Chief Executive or Board level, to consider applying.


Essential Criteria


  • ability to think strategically and to exercise sound judgement on complex and sensitive issues
  • ability to analyse and interpret detailed information, for example detailed policy proposals or statistical information
  • be able to gain respect and keep the confidence of others including Ministers and senior Government officials through effective communication and influencing skills
  • an ability to reflect the patient perspective; the role of reward in supporting excellent patient care
  • be able to demonstrate a sound understanding and commitment to public service values.

Additional Information


DDRB role and responsibilities


The Doctors and Dentists Pay Review Body is independent and is responsible for;


  • the remuneration of doctors and dentists taking any part in the National Health Service
  • conducting research on pay and related matters
  • visiting trusts and health units to meet staff and managers to gather information and views on pay and related issues


The Review Body may also be asked to consider other specific issues.


The Review Body is also required to take careful account of the economic and other evidence submitted by the Government, Trade Unions, representatives of NHS employers and others.


The Review Body should take account of the legal obligations on the NHS, including anti-discrimination legislation regarding age, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion and belief and disability.


The Review Body recommendations and reports are submitted to :


  • the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Health
  • the First Minister and the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing in Scotland
  • the First Minister and the Minister for Health and Social Services in the National Assembly for Wales
  • the First Minister, Deputy First Minister and the Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety of the Northern Ireland Executive


The secretariat is provided by the Office of Manpower Economics.

How to Apply


Making an application


Thank you for your interest in the appointment of Member to the DDRB.


To make an application please email your CV, a supporting letter and completed monitoring forms to: – please quote ref: A18-09 in the subject field.


If you are unable to apply by email you may send your application by post to:


Daniel Clemence Department of Health and Social Care, Room 1N09, Quarry House, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7UE


Applications must be received by midday on 19th July 2018.


In making an application please note the following:


Supporting letter


The supporting letter is your opportunity to demonstrate how you meet each of the criteria set out in the person specification. It will benefit the Advisory Assessment Panel if you can be clear which particular evidence you provide relates to which criteria. Providing separate paragraphs in relation to each criterion is common practice. Please write all acronyms in full first.


Please ensure your full name, the role to which you are applying and the corresponding reference number for the post are clearly noted at the top of your letter.


Please limit your letter to two pages, and type or write clearly in black ink.


Conflicts of interest


If you have any business or personal interests that might be relevant to the work of DDRB and which could lead to a real or perceived conflict of interest if you were to be appointed, please provide details in your Supporting letter.


If appointed, you will also be required to declare these interests on appointment and they will be entered into a register which is available to the public.


Standards in public life and ensuring public confidence


Given the nature of public appointments, it is important that those appointed as members of public bodies maintain the confidence of the public and Government. If there are any issues in your personal or professional history


that could, if you were appointed, be misconstrued, cause embarrassment to Ministers or DDRB or cause public confidence in the appointment to be jeopardised, it is important that you bring them to the attention of the Assessment Panel and provide details of the issue/s in your Supporting letter. In considering whether you wish to declare any issues, you should also reflect on any public statements you have made, including through social media.


The panel may explore any issues you declare with you before they make a recommendation on the appointment.


Failure to disclose such information could result in an appointment being terminated, as those who hold public appointments are expected to demonstrate the highest standards of corporate and personal conduct, and are required to subscribe to the Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies, as part of agreeing to the terms and conditions of appointment. You can access this document at:


There are also circumstances in which individuals may not be considered for appointment, due to them not meeting certain eligibility criteria for appointment. For further information, please refer to Section 2.3: Eligibility Criteria.




Please ensure your CV includes:


  • Your full name, title, home address, personal contact telephone numbers (land line and mobile) and personal email address


  • Similar contact details for two referees who will support your application. One referee should be the person to whom you are/were accountable in your current/most recent appointment or position of employment. Please indicate the relationship of each referee to you. References will be requested for short-listed candidates prior to interview


  • Brief details of your current or most recent post and the dates you occupied this role. Please identify any past or present Ministerial appointments


Monitoring form


Please complete the monitoring form. Diversity monitoring information will not be seen by the Advisory Assessment Panel assessing your application.


If you are appointed to this role, please note that any political activity you declare will be published in accordance with the Governance Code on Public Appointments.




Guaranteed Interview Scheme


The Department of Health and Social Care operates a Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS) for disabled people. The Equality Act 2010 defines a person as disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment and the impairment has a substantial and long term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities. Under the GIS a disabled candidate will be selected for interview if they meet the essential criteria for the post.


If you wish to apply under the GIS please complete the GIS form and return it with your application.


All applications will be acknowledged by email after the closing date.




For further information regarding the selection process, please contact:


Daniel Clemence

Public Appointments & Honours Team

Tel: 0113 2545335



For further information regarding the role of DDRB and the role of a Member please contact:


Neil Higginbottom

Tel: 020 7211 8300



Please quote reference A18-09 on all correspondence.


If you choose to apply, we would like to thank you in advance for your time and effort in making an application.

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