Junior doctors reject proposed new contract

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 05 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3749
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers

Junior doctors and medical students in England have voted to reject a proposed new contract.

The BMA held a referendum on the proposed new contract between 17 June and 1 July to gauge the views of junior doctors. On Tuesday 5 July the BMA announced that 58% of junior doctors had voted to reject the proposals. Around 37 000 junior doctors and medical students, 68% of those in England, took part in the referendum, and though 42% voted in favour of the contract, 58% …

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