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Senior trainees will be balloted on new consultant contract, says BMA

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 30 June 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j3167
  1. Tom Moberly, UK editor
  1. BMJ
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Senior trainees, as well as all consultants, will be balloted on proposals for a new consultant contract, the BMA has said.

Delegates at the BMA’s annual representative meeting (ARM) in Bournemouth on 29 June voted in favour of a motion which said that “all consultants, [BMA] members on the specialist register, and junior doctors of year three specialty training and above should be balloted on the new consultant contract proposals.”

The motion, which was subject to an electronic vote at the conference, was passed by 116 votes to 89 (57% for the motion, 43% against).

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