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Sixty seconds on . . . the consultant contract

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 02 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1233
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. arimmer{at}

What, the consultants’ contract is changing?

Where have you been? The BMA has been holding road show events across England and Northern Ireland over the past couple of weeks to explain the proposed changes.1 These involve scrapping the current clinical excellence awards system and removing the clause that allows consultants to opt out of non-emergency out-of-hours work.2

How long has this been going on?

Negotiations on the contract …

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