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Junior doctors to be balloted on industrial action

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5168 (Published 28 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5168
  1. Tom Moberly
  1. 1BMJ Careers

Junior doctors across England will be balloted over potential industrial action in response to plans to impose a new contract on junior doctors from August 2016.

At its meeting on 26 September, the BMA’s UK Junior Doctors Committee voted not to re-enter contract negotiations and to ballot members. The BMA will release further detail about the ballot and the proposed industrial action in the coming weeks.

In a statement the BMA said that the decision was made “after it became clear that junior doctors would not be able to …

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