The European Junior Doctors‘ Permanent Working Group calls on the UK government to halt plans to impose a new contract on junior doctors in England.
The UK government is trying to impose a contract on junior doctors in England that would compromise patient safety and devalue junior doctors.
The EJD supports the BMA’s calls for assurances from the Secretary of State for Health that a new contract will:
- pay junior doctors for all work done,
- have proper hours safeguards for doctors and patients,
- recognise unsocial non-standard hours,
- be of no detriment to those working unsocial hours compared to the current contract
- not disadvantage those working less than full time and taking parental leave.
Until these assurances are received junior doctors in England will not re-enter contract negotiations and will continue to take steps towards industrial action.
The EJD supports junior doctors in England in taking all necessary action, up to and including industrial action, in order to achieve a contract that is good for patients, fair for junior doctors and good for the NHS.