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BMA agrees to re-enter talks over new consultant contract

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4898 (Published 11 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4898
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

The BMA has agreed to re-enter negotiations with NHS Employers on the consultant contract in England after the association’s Consultants Committee voted on the issue.

The announcement came at the end of the six week deadline imposed by the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, for the BMA to either return to negotiations or face having a new contract imposed.1

Talks over a new deal will now continue over the next few months, with any new offer to be put before consultants in a vote in early …

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