Nine royal colleges warn government about damaging effects of new junior doctors’ contract

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 24 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5086
  1. Tom Moberly
  1. 1The BMJ

Presidents of nine medical royal colleges have written to England’s health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to express their concern over changes to the junior doctors’ contract.

In the letter the colleges outlined the damaging effects of the proposed changes to the standard contract for junior doctors working in the NHS in England. They explained the impact on all trainees and the particular effect that the changes are likely to have on trainees in acute specialties.

The letter was signed by the presidents of the royal colleges of Anaesthetists, Emergency Medicine, Pathologists, Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Ophthalmologists, Paediatrics and Child Health, Physicians, Psychiatrists, and Radiologists, as well as the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. The colleges have …

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