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Trusts move to new contract as BMA vows to keep fighting imposition

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 27 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i5267
  1. Abi Rimmer,
  2. Susan Mayor
  1. BMJ Careers
  1. arimmer{at}

Trusts in England are preparing to transfer trainees onto the new junior doctors’ contract as BMA leaders have vowed that they will continue to oppose its imposition.

On Saturday 24 September the BMA said that it was planning actions to resist a new contract for junior doctors in England after it announced that five day strike action planned for October, November, and December was suspended.1

However, trusts in England have said that they are preparing to move obstetrics trainees onto the new contract from October, and they have already been using rotas that are compliant with the …

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