Junior doctors’ contract: the key questions

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i990 (Published 17 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i990
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ
  1. giacobucci{at}bmj.com

With imposition of a new junior doctor contract looming, Gareth Iacobucci looks at what next steps doctors and the government are likely to take

What happens next?

The government and NHS Employers have set out a timetable for a phased implementation of the new contract for junior doctors in England over 12 months from August 2016.1 But the BMA has vowed to fight on in defiance of the imposition2 and is considering what action to take next. The chair of the BMA’s Junior Doctors’ Committee, Johann Malawana, said …

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