Posts filed under: Position Statements

With news today that the BMA and Department of Health have reached agreement on a new Junior Doctor Contract we are sure many of you are wondering what has changed to bring about agreement. The new terms & conditions of...
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  Dear colleagues, We understand the considerable pressure junior doctors are under at the moment and it is important that we maintain our own welfare as well as that of our patients. The stresses of working in an under-resourced and...
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On the 31st of March 2016 the Department of Health/NHS Employers released the full terms and conditions of the August 2016 junior doctors contract due for imposition from August 2016.   The announcement of these terms and conditions has lead...
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Following the letter sent to Number 10 Downing Street from the The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges’ Trainee Doctors’ Group (ATDG) strongly condemning the imposition of the junior doctor contract, Mr David Cameron has responded.  Please see the document below.   Response from David Cameron...
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BOTA President, Mustafa Rashid, was involved in the composition of the following letter sent to David Cameron at 10 Downing Street highlighting that as a group, The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges’ Trainee Doctors’ Group (ATDG) strongly condemns the imposition of the junior doctor contract.   ATDG Letter to...
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On February 11th 2016, the Secretary of State for Health Mr Jeremy Hunt announced in the House of Commons that he will be unilaterally imposing a new contract on doctors-in-training in England, causing widespread outrage and condemnation throughout the profession....
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It may come as a surprise to many of you that the Shape of Training reform, coordinated nationally by a steering group, is moving forward to consider implementation within surgical training in the UK. Work was commissioned by Health Education...
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Dear Mustafa, Thank you for your sending BOTA’s statement on the Junior Doctors Contract discussions. Our Colleges recognise that surgical trainees are already providing high quality care that covers the seven days of the week and 52 weeks of the...
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