Junior doctors High Court case reaches verdict

  • September 29th, 2016
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Junior doctors group Justice for Health went to the High Court on the 19th and 20th September to challenge the new junior doctor contract and on the 28th September, a verdict was reached. Mr Justice Green said Trusts had the freedom as employers to decide whether they did force the contract on doctors. The new […]

BMA suspends strikes due to patient safety concerns

  • September 26th, 2016
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Junior doctors have called off planned strikes in October, November and December, due to concerns that stopping work for an extended period would endanger patients. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the proposed new contract conditions are fair and will help to provide a seven-day NHS, however junior doctors have argued that it is unsafe and […]

Former Health Secretary calls for extra £5bn for NHS

  • September 23rd, 2016
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Former Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has called for an extra £5bn a year to be given to the NHS as part of a “Brexit bonus”. The former Conservative MP said the public are right to feel the NHS should receive additional funding following Leave campaigners’ £350m pledge to the NHS prior to the EU referendum […]

Parent Governors keep their voice

  • September 21st, 2016
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Education secretary, Justine Greening has announced plans to remove the role of parent governors will not go ahead. Earlier this year, former Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, announced that roles previously reserved for parents, would be given to professionals with the ‘right skills’ in business. The decision was made in line with plans to convert schools […]

Junior doctors in High Court

  • September 19th, 2016
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Justice for Health, a campaign group formed by junior doctors, will go to the High Court on the 19th and 20th September to challenge the new junior doctor contract. The new contract, which is due to be introduced next month, has been described as ‘unsafe and unsustainable’ by the campaign group. The group have received […]

Junior doctors’ strike called off

  • September 7th, 2016
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The British Medical Association (BMA) has called off the junior doctors’ strike, which was due to take place in September, after NHS England warned hospitals had not been given enough notice. The BMA junior doctors’ committee chair Dr Ellen McCourt said: “Patient safety remains doctors’ primary concern. “While the BMA provided more than the required […]

Junior doctors will stage a series of five-day strikes

  • September 1st, 2016
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The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced junior doctors will stage the first national five-day strike in the history of the NHS next month following Jeremy Hunt’s imposition of the new contract. The strike will take place from 8am to 5pm every day from the 12th to 16th September. Ellen McCourt, the BMA junior doctors’ […]

Jeremy Hunt remains as Health Secretary

  • July 15th, 2016
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Despite initial reports that Jeremy Hunt had been sacked as part of Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle, it has now been confirmed he will keep his current job as Health Secretary. Mr Hunt posted on Twitter after his visit to Downing Street and confirmed his position “’Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated…’ Thrilled to […]