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Doctors open talks with Scottish Executive after voting “yes”

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 09 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1053
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    Consultants in Scotland have agreed to enter into discussions about implementing the new contract in a historic move that signals the first break up of UK consultants' terms and conditions of service since the NHS was established in 1948.

    The Scottish Committee for Hospital Medical Services decided that the 59% vote in favour of the contract in Scotland was a strong enough mandate toopen …

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