Junior doctors will not re-enter contract negotiations with government

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 14 August 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4447
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. 1BMJ Careers

The BMA’s Junior Doctors Committee has voted not to re-enter negotiations with NHS Employers on a new contract.

The BMA said that junior doctors had rejected the government’s attempts to “force through a new contract” and called on the government to “reverse their hardline stance and work with junior doctors in a genuine negotiation without artificial deadlines.”

Last month the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB) published a report on reform of the contracts for consultants and junior doctors.1 The DDRB was asked to review the contracts after negotiations between the BMA and …

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