Former Tory health minister posts message of support for junior doctors

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 16 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5553
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. 1BMJ Careers

A former Conservative health minister has expressed support for junior doctors who are protesting against proposed changes to their contracts.

In a video posted on YouTube (, Dan Poulter said that a new contract for junior doctors in England needed to properly reward doctors for the work that they did. The message came ahead of protests organised by junior doctors on Saturday 17 October in London, Nottingham, and Belfast against proposed changes to their contract. Poulter, who is still a Conservative MP, …

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