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Junior doctor contract: dispute with government ends after juniors accept changes

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 27 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4447
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

Junior doctors in England have voted to accept amendments to their contract, after the terms were agreed between the BMA, NHS Employers, and the Department of Health and Social Care.

Jeeves Wijesuriya, chair of the BMA’s Junior Doctors Committee, announced on 26 June that 82% of junior doctors and final year medical students had accepted the deal, which would see changes leading to a total of £90m (€100m; $115m) worth of investment over four years for junior doctors.

Of the 41 116 BMA members who were eligible to vote on the deal, 9449 voted in favour of the amended contract and 2139 voted …

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