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I was interested to see that this article made no mention of pay. Under the 2002 contract, doctors changing specialty kept their base salary. The 2016 contract has no such protection, meaning that if you have reached ST3 by the time you decide to take the leap back to ST1, you are looking at a 20% cut in base salary.
This means that a typical medical or surgical registrar re-training in general practice will lose £600 a month if they're on a full on-call rota, or as much as £1,000 a month if they are in a hospital placement with no on-call commitment. If you've lived on a registrar's salary for more than a year or two and potentially have a young family this could be a very bitter pill to swallow!