Posts filed under: Position Statements

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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“…Junior doctors already work 7 days a week to provide acute care to the UK population, and have never been able to opt out of weekend working. They do this despite record levels of low morale within the NHS. Many...
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The General Medical Council (GMC) has outlined its plans for credentialing in postgraduate medical practice across the United Kingdom. BOTA and ASiT have significant concerns that credentialing may result in doctors with only partial training in a specialty and that...
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