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Prison service agrees to BMA talks

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6975.277 (Published 04 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:277

The prison service has finally agreed to undertake a detailed review of the terms and conditions of service for part time prison doctors. The move follows a threat from the BMA to “black box” future BMJ advertisements for these jobs.

The BMA says that morale among prison doctors has reached crisis level and that it has spent two years trying to persuade the prison service to discuss a major overhaul of part time prison medical officer posts. After an unsatisfactory meeting last autumn with prison service representatives the association announced that if a “serious package of proposals” was not forthcoming it might black box future job advertisements in the BMJ. This would mean that the journal would continue to carry the advertisements in the normal place, but that applicants would be recommended in …

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