BMA relinquishes ability to take strike action over junior contract

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 10 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6070
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers
  1. arimmer{at}

The BMA has given up its ability to take industrial action over changes to the junior doctor contract in England.

In an email to members on Thursday 10 November, Peter Campbell, interim chair of the BMA junior doctors committee, said that the committee had decided to end its current mandate for industrial action. The decision means that a fresh ballot would be needed before any future industrial action.

The phased implementation of the new junior doctor contract began in October, with trainees in obstetrics being the first to …

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