Resident wages will be higher, but only for priority areas [PROJEKT ROZPORZĄDZENIA] – Pulse of medicine

In setting higher base salaries for priority areas, we assume that these will be selected more willingly, so a greater increase in employment in these specializations is expected, the Ministry of Health writes.

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The salary in the first two years of employment in the form of residency is PLN 6,942, after two years of employment in this mode – PLN 7,211. This applies to people who have chosen priority specializations.

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On July 6, 2022, a draft regulation from the Minister of Health was published on the amount of the monthly basic salary of doctors and dentists specializing in residency. According to the provisions of OCR, the document aims to solve the problem of “the mismatch of residents’ base salaries with the requirements of the law of June 8, 2017 on the method for determining the lowest base salary of certain employees working in healthcare entities” .

The solution is to increase the salaries of the GP post.

“The new remuneration amounts will be adapted to the requirements laid down in the provisions of the law of June 8, 2017 establishing the minimum remuneration of certain employees employed in healthcare institutions and the law of December 5, 1996 on the professions of doctor and dentist”, we read. .

Resident physician salaries are going up, but only for priority areas

Under the draft regulation, the amount of the basic monthly salary of a doctor and dentist who completes a particular specialization as part of a residency in the following areas is:

1) anesthesiology and intensive therapy,

2) pediatric surgery,

3) general surgery,

4) oncological surgery,

5) internal diseases,

6) infectious diseases,

7) geriatrics,

8) hematology,

9) pediatric cardiology,

10) palliative medicine,

11) emergency medicine,

12) family medicine,

13) neonatology,

14) pediatric neurology,

15) pediatric oncology and hematology,

16) clinical oncology,

17) pathomorphology

18) pediatrics,

19) psychiatry,

20) psychiatry of children and adolescents,

21) oncological radiotherapy,

22) pediatric dentistry

in the first two years of employment in the form of residency, it is PLN 6,942, after two years of employment in this mode – PLN 7,211.

The amount of the monthly basic salary of a doctor and dentist who specializes in medical fields other than those listed as part of residency in the first two years of employment in the form of residency is PLN 6,739, after two years of employment in this mode – PLN 7,076.

“By setting higher base salaries for priority areas, we assume that they will be more willingly selected, so a greater increase in employment in these specializations is expected,” the health ministry writes.

In addition, dentists who have completed a specialist training in the field of orthodontics in the form of residency before 1 July 2020, “retain the right to the basic reimbursement referred to in Art. 16 year old member. 2b point 1 and sec. 5 of the Law of December 5, 1996 on the professions of doctor and dentist, in the amount specified in § 1 for doctors who undergo specialization training in the form of residency in the priority area, until the completion of this training in this mode “- read we in the design.

At the same time the regulation of the Minister of Health of 2 July 2021 will expire. on the amount of the basic monthly salary of doctors and dentists specializing in residency (Journal of Laws, item 1218).

It is proposed that the Regulation enter into force on the day following its promulgation, with effect from 1 July 2022.

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