Junior doctors contract deal is positive for the NHS, says NHS Employers

Danny Mortimer

Responding to junior doctors' vote in favour of improvements to their contract, Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, said:

“This deal is a positive one for the NHS, which sees additional investment from the government and NHS England alongside a number of improvements to the junior doctors contract which aim to improve the working lives of junior doctors.

“We are glad that doctors have chosen to support the deal which, as well as a pay uplift, focuses on improving safe working and training. This agreement comes as a result of incredibly hard work on all sides to review and improve the contract, and to build a safe and constructive way forward for this crucial part of our workforce.

“This outcome brings an end to the BMA JDC’s long running dispute with government and we look forward now to implementing the agreement and to a positive long-term relationship with the BMA JDC.  

"I would like to add my personal thanks to Stephen Ned, Workforce Director at Barnsley and Rotherham Foundation Trust and his negotiating team for all their work over this past year."

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