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Colleges support “yes” vote on new junior doctor contract

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 21 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3475
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers

The royal colleges have expressed their support for the proposed new contract for junior doctors and have urged their members to accept it.

Junior doctors and final or penultimate year medical students in England will vote on whether to accept or reject the proposed new contract between 17 June and 1 July.

Jane Dacre, president of the Royal College of Physicians, issued a statement encouraging junior doctors to accept the proposed contract.1 She said, “I know that opinion is likely to be split but, after a lot of thought about what I would do if I were …

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