I am very disturbed by the government’s proposals for the Junior Doctors contract.
The contract the government wants to introduce risks seeing doctors overworked. This could jeopardise safe patient care.
I have had a number of meetings regarding the proposals including a meeting with Junior Doctors in my constituency on 7th October and a British Medical Association meeting in Parliament on 10th November.
I have noted the Secretary of State has now announced some changes but understand many Junior Doctors remain extremely concerned and feel the government is not listening.
The government should abandon its threat of contract imposition and instead engage in a constructive dialogue to resolve the challenges involved in providing extended patient care.