Health Education England threatens to cut trusts’ funding for training if they don’t impose junior doctor contract

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 17 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1017
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers
  1. arimmer{at}

Health Education England (HEE) has told hospital trusts that they could lose funding for training posts if they decide not to impose a new contract on their junior doctors.

In a letter sent to the chief executives of all hospital trusts in England, Ian Cumming, HEE’s chief executive, said, “Implementation of the national contract will be a key criterion for HEE in making its decisions on our investment in training posts.”

Last week the health …

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