South Australia's public hospital doctors will get a 17.5 per cent pay rise over the next four years after reaching a deal with the state government.

Doctors will also get increases in reimbursement rates for professional development, and higher call-out fees and managerial allowances.

Health Minister Jack Snelling says the new deal with the Salaried Medical Officers Association (SASMOA) builds on the recent pay agreement with nurses.

"Our priority has always been to ensure that patients and their families have access to high-quality health care and this proposed agreement will allow that to continue," Mr Snelling said on Thursday.

"Reaching agreement with our nurses, midwives and now with the medical officers will ensure we continue to provide the South Australian community with specialised care and treatment."

SASMOA president David Pope said the pay deal followed 32 months of negotiations.

"This agreement should allow doctors to be able to continue to care for patients in safe and effective ways in our public hospitals," he said.

The association will recommend the new deal to members at a meeting on Thursday night with a vote to be completed by the end of the month.

The last pay increase for doctors came in 2010.

 

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