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Milburn refuses to renegotiate consultants' contract

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7372.1053 (Published 09 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1053
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Doctors' leaders are urging the health secretary, Alan Milburn, to enterinto fresh talks over the proposed new contract for consultants amid fearsthat it could be implemented in parts of the United Kingdom despite the factthat most doctors rejected it.

    Nearly two thirds of the United Kingdom's consultants and 84% of specialist registrars voted against the contract. However, Mr Milburn is believed to be preparing an alternative deal for consultants …

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