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Junior doctor’s contract decision ‘extremely disappointing’

Commenting on the Government’s decision to impose the new contract on junior doctors, Professor John Ashton, President of the UK Faculty of Public Health (FPH) , said: "FPH is extremely disappointed that the UK Government has chosen to impose the junior doctors’ contract from 1 August and believes that this news will be damaging to the morale of junior doctors in England. 

"FPH is of the view that this situation could still be resolved to avoid imposition of the contract and that time needs to be taken to address the longer-term needs of the NHS, the patients it serves and all of its staff. FPH believes that the imposition of the contract poses particular problems for the public health workforce and its ability to protect and improve people’s health, respond to public health emergencies as well as play its part in the effective planning of health services. FPH has previously raised our concerns with the junior doctors contract."

Written: 12/02/2016 , last modified: 18/03/2016