Junior Doctors Contract

Studying The Kiwis: Could Britain's Junior Doctors Learn From New Zealand?

Nima Ghadiri | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Politics
Nima Ghadiri

Based on their track record, would they have hesitated to legally challenge the UK government: particularly on Jeremy Hunt's early assertion that we do not already have a seven-day emergency NHS, a proclamation which has already led to well-documented patient harm?

Hunt's Imposition U-Turn: Not Even He Can Pull Off This One

Rachel Clarke | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK
Rachel Clarke

Mr Hunt's dramatic U-turn on his repeated threat to impose his contract, broken by the Guardian, has arisen from a court case mounted by grassroots junior doctors against him. They believe they can prove he has no legal basis upon which to make his threat, and has acted unlawfully by pretending to be able to exercise a power he never had.

Junior Doctors: Drowning, or Riding the Waves?

Holly Ni Raghallaigh | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Politics
Holly Ni Raghallaigh

Just over a week ago, Einstein's theory of gravitational waves was finally proven. Queue a lot of scientists, jumping up and down. Meanwhile, some spe...

Junior Doctors: How Did It Come to This?

Dr Philippa Whitford | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Philippa Whitford

It is hard to see how trust between the medical profession in England and Jeremy Hunt can be regained but it is imperative that he steps back from the imposition of this contract and both sides come back to the negotiating table to achieve a fair deal that is safe for patients and staff.

Why Imposition Is Damaging to the Longevity of the NHS - A Medical Student Perspective on Becoming a Junior Doctor

Sofiane Kouadria | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sofiane Kouadria

I am a medical student in my penultimate year of study at the University of Manchester and it's with a very heavy heart I concede that I may not see out my long-held ambition of becoming a doctor in anything more than title.

Medical Student - Do I Have A Future In The NHS?

Mudassar Rashid | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK
Mudassar Rashid

Tired doctors make mistakes. It's as simple as that. I ask Hunt, would he truly want an understandably tired doctor operating on a relative of his? If a junior doctor can't look after their own health, how can they look after that of their patients?

What the Junior Doctor Contract Imposition Means for the Rest of Us

Dr Rebecca Jones | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK
Dr Rebecca Jones

Junior doctors have fought valiantly over the last few months, and have been well supported by other medical professionals and the public, so much so that it felt like it was our fight too. GPs have tweeted, rallied, and picked up the extra work when registrars were striking, so the final insult - that all of this had made no impact on the government - felt personal.

As a Medical Student, I Stand With the Junior Doctors and Their Strike

Joel Klassen | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Joel Klassen

All eyes will be on junior doctors this week as they begin their first day of strike action against a new contract proposed by the government. I will be paying particular attention, as in around two years I will be qualifying as a junior doctor myself. Unable to strike, my fellow medical students and I will be watching anxiously from inside the hospital as the junior doctors fight not only for their future, but for ours as well...

Yes, It IS About the Money

Dr. M Ali Abbasi | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK
Dr. M Ali Abbasi

The objection to the junior doctor pay deal on offer is not childish petulance, avariciousness or political gaming. Nor is it an attempt to align junior doctor remuneration with financial sector packages. But it IS about money and being paid a fair wage for a demanding job.


Anita Mitra | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Politics
Anita Mitra

In the last couple of weeks, the Junior Doctor contract dispute with the government has been swept under the carpet as Star Wars: The Force Awakens has dominated the cultural conversation.

Hunt's Cunning Stunt: A Guide

Roshana Mehdian | Posted 08.01.2017 | UK
Roshana Mehdian

Junior doctors. We're everywhere these days, bleating and moaning about Jeremy Hunt and unfair this and unsafe that. I've made it my business to bleat and moan recently; but believe me I'd prefer not to have to. So what's riled us up so much? Could it be that the new contract the government is proposing is an absolute joke?

Why I Value Junior Doctors

Carrie Beckwith-Fellows | Posted 12.11.2016 | UK
Carrie Beckwith-Fellows

I value every junior doctor who has played a part in my journey. Complex conditions are difficult to live with. Patients can develop trust issues with doctors and we can easily lose our voice. Hospitals become our second home and our life can change in an instant. Junior doctors teach us skills we cannot learn ourselves. They laugh with us and cry with us. They become our closest ally when we are facing our hardest battles. To every junior doctor fighting for recognition, I value you.