UK juniors demand more talks on pay offerBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7214.869a (Published 02 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:869
- Linda Beecham
Representatives of the United Kingdom's 35 000 junior hospital doctors have sent their leaders back to the negotiating table to push for a better deal on the Department of Health's offer on out of hours pay. They want a special conference and a ballot of BMA junior members on any settlement reached.
The offer came after years of frustration over working conditions and overtime pay. Many juniors are paid at 50% of the standard hourly rate after the first 40 hours of work, and this rate applies to nights, weekends, and bank holidays. This works out at …