By Junior, they do not mean newly qualified it means anyone below the consultant level.
This should be written in bold and capital letters.
Junior doctors are NOT the lowest form of doctor, the term covers all doctors up to consultant level. This could be doctors in their late 30s and 40s with many years of experience under their belts and holding responsible positions.
Others have pointed out the difference between nominal and real wage increases so I won't go over it again..
@ronib ALL NHS staff deserve pay rises to bring them back in real terms to where they were 13years ago. Sadly, it won't happen.