The British Medical Association (BMA) and British Association of Physicians  (Bapio) have accused the NHS of racial discrimination against black and minority (BME) doctors.  Recently research has been published in the British Medical Journal, which identified that white senior doctors earned almost £5,000 more  than their BME colleagues.  

BMA and Bapio have stated that there is disparity from job interviews through to promotions.

Danny Mortimer the Chief Executive of NHS Employers , which represents NHS bodies in pay negotiations, has said the 'salary gap figures were" very concerning".