Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration – member (Exemption)

Body: Department of Health and Social Care
Appointing Department: Department of Health and Social Care
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £300 per day
Time Requirements: 15 meetings per year


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

Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration – member
Helen Jackson has been appointed as a member of the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB) for 3 years from 1 July 2019. The appointment will involve a time commitment of 15 days per year, plus preparation time for reading meeting papers and remuneration will be at a rate of £300 per day.

This appointment is 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 appointment is 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. Helen Jackson has not declared any political activity.

Date: 20/03/2019

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Vacancy Description

The Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB) advises on pay issues for doctors and dentists taking part in the NHS.


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

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


How to Apply


This is an exemption as the candidate was appointed from a reserve list from a previous campaign.

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