Tuesday, August 16

Jeremy Hunt unilaterally imposes new contract on junior doctors without their agreement



The Health Secretary answers questions in the House of Commons (Picture: [copyright]) NHS junior doctors will be forced to accept a controversial new contract without agreement or further negotiation, the Health Secretary has announced.

Jeremy Hunt said imposing the contract unilaterally would end “uncertainty” in the health service.

Doctors have been on strike over the new contract, which they say will put patient safety at risk and leave medics working the longest hours worse off.