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Royal colleges express concern over junior doctors’ contract as petition calls for strike

More than 50 000 people have signed an online petition urging doctors to take strike action against the imposition of a new junior doctor contract.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Why the new NHS junior doctors' contract is pushing me to Malta

Pay cuts and unsafe working hours are pushing our young doctors' loyalty to the NHS, and Britain, to its breaking point. I know I'm not alone  
telegraph.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Nine royal colleges warn government about damaging effects of new junior doctors’ contract

Presidents of nine medical royal colleges have written to England’s health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to express their concern over changes to the junior doctors’ contract.  
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over 3 years ago
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Junior doctor contracts are threat to NHS, warn Royal Colleges

Medical specialism colleges tell Jeremy Hunt that ‘punitive terms’ will damage staff numbers, morale and patient safety  
theguardian.com
over 3 years ago
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BMA to ballot junior doctors on industrial action - BBC News

Junior doctors in England are to be balloted on industrial action over government plans to introduce a new contract from August 2016.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Junior doctors say 'enough is enough' over contract talks - BBC News

The leader of the Junior Doctors' Committee say its members are "incredibly angry" at the "imposition" of a new contract about which there has been "no discussion".  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Junior doctors to be balloted on industrial action

Junior doctors across England will be balloted over potential industrial action in response to plans to impose a new contract on junior doctors from August 2016.  
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over 3 years ago
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Health secretary to meet doctors over contract row - BBC News

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt agrees to meet junior doctors' leaders after the decision to ballot medics on industrial action over a new contract.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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‘I can’t sacrifice my family for the NHS’: the junior doctors forced out of jobs they love

Young doctors are seething with anger over new contracts threatening lower pay, longer hours and increased stress. But do they really have it that bad? Here junior medics on the verge of quitting describe salaries that barely cover the bills – and a workload that means they could end up earning as little as £10 an hour  
theguardian.com
over 3 years ago
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Junior doctors pledge to continue action unless Hunt improves offer

England’s junior doctors remained defiant this week over proposed changes to their contract despite the offer of a meeting from the health secretary on Monday.  
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over 3 years ago
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Junior doctors’ dispute is result of financial mismanagement, Labour says

Ministerial threats to impose a new contract on junior doctors in England risk taking the NHS back to “the bad old days” and are punishing doctors for the government’s own financial mismanagement of the service, Labour’s new shadow health secretary has said.  
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over 3 years ago
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Tory conference: New GP contract for seven-day service - BBC News

GPs in England are to be offered a voluntary contract to provide seven-day-a-week cover for patients, David Cameron announces.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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New GP contract will replace targets with seven day working

GPs in the United Kingdom will be offered a new contract, with scaled-back targets in exchange for seven day services, the government has announced.  
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over 3 years ago
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Dan Poulter: Junior doctors rightly upset over contract - BBC News

A former Conservative health minister has criticised the Government's handling of controversial reforms to junior doctors' contracts.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Former Tory health minister attacks new junior doctor contract

A former Conservative health minister has delivered a scathing attack on the government’s handling of the new contract for UK junior doctors.  
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over 3 years ago
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Junior doctors’ dispute goes beyond pay, Tory MP says

The UK government’s threat to impose a new contract on junior doctors could have “unintended consequences” for the NHS if increasing numbers of skilled staff decide to leave the profession as a result, the chair of the House of Commons Health Committee has warned.  
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over 3 years ago
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Health secretary accuses BMA of “utter irresponsibility” over junior doctors’ contract

England’s health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has stepped up his rhetoric against the BMA in the ongoing dispute over junior doctors’ contracts.  
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over 3 years ago
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Hunt hints at junior doctor compromise - BBC News

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has hinted he may compromise in the junior doctor contract dispute in an attempt to get union leaders back into talks.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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BMA is encouraged by Hunt’s reassurances on junior doctors’ contract but seeks clarification

The BMA says that it is “encouraged” by a letter from the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, responding to concerns about the proposed new contract for junior doctors in England, but it added that it wants further clarification.  
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over 3 years ago
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Why do some Ebola survivors contract the virus again? - BBC News

BBC News looks at how it is possible for Ebola survivors to contract the virus again.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago