Junior doctor contract talks are extended “to improve chance of success”

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 13 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2734
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Talks between the BMA and the government over a new contract for junior doctors in England are to continue until Wednesday 18 May, after both sides agreed to an extension requested by the arbitration body Acas (the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service).

The talks between BMA leaders and the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, which are taking place in a hotel in Lincolnshire, have been continuing since Monday 9 May after the government agreed to pause the introduction of the new contract for five days.1

Acas said that “real progress” had …

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