Junior Doctors: Conditions of Employment

Department of Health written question – answered on 16th September 2016.

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Photo of Andrea Jenkyns Andrea Jenkyns Conservative, Morley and Outwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many negotiation meetings his Department and NHS Employers have had with the BMA on the junior doctors' contract since 2013.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Minister of State, Department of Health

There have been 51 formal negotiation meetings. There were 41 up to February 2016, when agreement could not be reached; and 10 ACAS negotiation meetings in May 2016, culminating in the agreement with the British Medical Association (BMA).

The parties also met eight times in early 2013 to agree Heads of Terms for the negotiations that began in 2013, and had five days of ACAS-facilitated discussions in November 2015 to agree a memorandum of understanding for the negotiations that began in December 2015 and ended without agreement. There were also a number of discussions following the May agreement to clarify some of the detail before the contract was published and put to BMA members for a vote.

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