How is the new junior doctor contract working in practice?BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5906 (Published 04 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5906
- Abi Rimmer, deputy editor
- BMJ Careers
A specialty trainee year 6 in obstetrics and gynaecology at Queens Hospital, London, Aggarwal is working under the terms and conditions of the new contract but as a higher trainee remains on the old pay scale and has not yet signed a new contract.
“It’s been fairly painless so far but I think that’s because no one really knows what’s happening,” she says. “In terms of exception reporting and things like that, I’ve spoken to a couple of my consultants and they’ve been looking at the BMA advice and the amount of workload there is for educational supervisors seems to have increased quite a lot. I think everyone is unsure …