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BMA annual meeting to debate whether new junior contract disadvantages women

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3325 (Published 14 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3325
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers

Doctors from across the UK profession are set to discuss whether the proposed new contract for junior doctors in England will disadvantage women, particularly those who train part time or have children.

Delegates at the BMA’s annual representative meeting (ARM) in Belfast will discuss the issues on Thursday 23 June. The motion is one of several that focus on issues related to the new contract. It says, “This meeting is appalled that changes in the junior doctor contract will disadvantage women, particularly those who are training part time, or who are carers or lone parents.”

Doctors previously raised concerns that the new contract discriminated against women when the government published an equality …

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