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Health secretary accuses BMA of “utter irresponsibility” over junior doctors’ contract

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 07 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5377
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

England’s health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has stepped up his rhetoric against the BMA in the ongoing dispute over junior doctors’ contracts.

In his keynote speech to the Conservative Party conference in Manchester on 6 October, Hunt accused the association of scaremongering by portraying the message that the government wanted to cut doctors’ pay and said that it was “utterly irresponsible” to do so.

The row over the government’s plan to impose a new deal on junior doctors from August …

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