Government will pause introduction of junior doctor contract for five days

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 05 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2572
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers

The UK government has said that it will pause the introduction of a new contract for junior doctors for five days if the BMA agrees to discuss unsocial hours and Saturday pay.

Speaking in the House of Lords on Thursday 5 May, the peer David Prior, minister for NHS productivity, said that the health secretary for England, Jeremy Hunt, would write to the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges “explaining that …

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