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Consultants vote in favour of revised contract

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7421.945 (Published 23 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:945
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Six out of 10 consultants in England who voted have agreed to a new NHS contract that will change the way they work.

    Slightly fewer specialist registrars were in favour of the new brokered deal, with 55% of those who voted saying yes.

    The result is a reversal of the first ballot on the new contract last November, when 66% of consultants and 84% of specialist registrars rejected the offer (BMJ 2002;325: 1053) and threatened to take industrial action if …

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