Junior doctors and medical students in England have voted to reject the new contract deal by a clear majority.

Junior doctors and medical students in England have voted to reject the new contract deal by a clear majority.

(from Pulse magazine) full article via link above

With a turnout of 68% – around 37,000 junior doctors and medical students – 42% voted in favour of the contract, while 58% voted against, the BMA said.

It added that following the results of the referendum, Junior Doctor Committee chair Dr Johann Malawana will quit his post.

Dr Malawana said: ‘The result of the vote is clear, and the government must respect the informed decision junior doctors have made. Any new contract will affect a generation of doctors working for the NHS in England, so it is vital that it has the confidence of the profession.

‘Given the result, both sides must look again at the proposals and there should be no transition to a new contract until further talks take place.’…….

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