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UK junior doctors to vote on pay offer

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7238.826/i (Published 25 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:826
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    The 29 000 UK junior hospital doctors who are members of the BMA will decide in a referendum whether to accept a revised pay offer from the health departments.

    Last week the Junior Doctors Committee (JDC), which represents all 37 000 junior doctors, decided that there was “sufficient merit” in the offer to proceed with a referendum. Before this there will be a special conference on 15 April.

    Local and regional meetings will be held to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the new proposals, which are due to be introduced on 1 December, and information will be sent to all junior doctors.

    Negotiations have been going on for months to improve the pay of junior doctors, …

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