11 / 2 / 2016 12.42pm
In response to the Secretary of State announcing to move forward with a new contract for junior doctors, Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive of NHS Employers said:
“I am saddened and hugely frustrated that an agreed deal has not been reached with the BMA. The NHS needs certainty on this contract and a continuation of a dispute would be harmful to patients, and the NHS. Over the last 4 years significant progress has been made to address concerns around safe working. I believe the new offer is fair and safe for doctors, and patients.
“Junior doctors are an important part of the NHS’s future so listening directly to their views must now be a priority as we move forward, and employers will accept the part they must play in this process.”