Junior doctors' 2016 contract

Junior doctors
The 2016 contract came into effect on 3 August 2016. The 2016 contract will start to be introduced in England for GP trainees and trainees in hospital posts approved for postgraduate medical/dental education in line with a phased implementation timetable from October 2016. 

For information relating to industrial action, including guidance from Health Education England and the General Medical Council, please see our junior doctors' contract industrial action web page.

Below you will find information for employers and for the guardians of safe working hours. 

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Information for employers

Details for NHS employers on the new 2016 junior doctors' contract.

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Information for guardians of safe working hours

Junior doctors' contract details for guardians of safe working hours.

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Information for educational supervisors

Junior doctors' contract details for educational supervisors


FAQs: junior doctor contract

Answers to some commonly asked employer questions about the 2016 contract for junior doctors.

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Junior doctors' contract - general information

General information on the junior doctors' contract.

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