RCSEd Trainees Committee Writes Letter of Support to BMA Junior Doctors Committee

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29 Nov 2016

The College's Trainees' Committee has written to the BMA Junior Doctors Committee to offer support in the decision withdraw from from industrial action over the ongoing junior doctor contract dispute.

Within the letter, Chair of the RCSEd Trainees' Committee Ms Alice Hartley said:

"As a College, we have always been against the imposition of a contract which puts sub-groups of our colleagues at a disadvantage, and we applaud the work you have done with the negotiations to date. Yet whilst this dispute is ongoing, we have felt that it is important to keep our focus on patient care and had some concerns over the impact that prolonged industrial action might have.

"We feel that in order to progress with any future contract improvements, whilst simultaneously delivering safe levels of care, it was necessary to call off the planned action. Whilst the media may try portray the cessation of the strikes as conceding, we do not see it as so, and recognise the magnitude of this decision.

"We know that improving the conditions of the contract will be challenging, but we, as trainees ourselves and as a group who represent the trainees of our College, support your ongoing endeavours in this field."

Download the letter below.


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