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Junior doctors’ dispute goes beyond pay, Tory MP says

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5363 (Published 06 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5363
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

The UK government’s threat to impose a new contract on junior doctors could have “unintended consequences” for the NHS if increasing numbers of skilled staff decide to leave the profession as a result, the chair of the House of Commons Health Committee has warned.

Sarah Wollaston, the former GP turned Conservative MP who leads the parliamentary select committee, also said that junior doctors’ grievances went “beyond pay” and were about staff feeling valued.

Speaking at a fringe session at the Conservative Party’s annual conference in Manchester on Monday 5 October, Wollaston told delegates that her own insight into the …

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