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Junior doctors’ pay dispute in England: Government and BMA agree to look at mediation

BMJ 2024; 385 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.q1111 (Published 16 May 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;385:q1111
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

The BMA Junior Doctors’ Committee and the UK government have agreed to consider mediation, a step that could ultimately end strike action by doctors in training in England.

On 15 May the government announced that both parties had agreed on a preferred mediator and would begin the process of engaging with it. The Junior Doctors Committee co-chairs, Robert Laurenson and Vivek Trivedi, said, “We have been in dispute for more than a year with the government over declining junior doctor pay, exploring various avenues to try to resolve it.

“We have been looking at ways of restoring trust between parties and believe that an independent mediator can help break the logjam. We hope to reach a credible solution as soon …

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