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Junior doctors call on peers to engage with details of new contract

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 31 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3074
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers
  1. arimmer{at}

Junior doctors have called on their peers to read and engage with the details of the new terms and conditions agreed by the BMA and the government last month

On Friday 27 May, NHS Employers published the full terms and conditions of service for NHS doctors and dentists in training in England.1 On the same day, the Department of Health published an equalities statement for the proposed new contract.2

The publications came after the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) announced on 18 May that an agreement on the contract had been reached between the BMA and the government.3

Rachel Clarke, a second year core trainee in infectious diseases, said that the new proposals were an improvement on offers that had previously been made. “The BMA …

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