Seven in 10 junior doctors will leave NHS if new contract is imposed, survey finds

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 22 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5642
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

Nearly three quarters of junior doctors (72%) plan to leave the NHS if the government imposes a new contract in August 2016, a survey has found. The respondents were recruited from a closed junior doctors’ forum on a social networking site.

Responses to the online survey from 4150 junior doctors—8% of the 53 000 doctors set to be affected by the new contract—also showed that 99% felt demoralised and devalued, did not support …

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