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Junior doctors’ dispute is result of financial mismanagement, Labour says

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 30 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5244
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

Ministerial threats to impose a new contract on junior doctors in England risk taking the NHS back to “the bad old days” and are punishing doctors for the government’s own financial mismanagement of the service, Labour’s new shadow health secretary has said.

In a speech at the Labour Party’s conference in Brighton this week, Heidi Alexander also warned Prime Minister David Cameron to be prepared for “the fight of your life” over plans to further squeeze NHS funding.

In her first major speech since being appointed to the shadow health role by …

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