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Academy of Medical Royal Colleges statement on Junior Doctors contract

29 March 2016

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges releases statement on the new contract for Junior Doctors, calling on both sides to ‘step back from the brink’.

This is a time of unprecedented crisis for the NHS. With this in mind and in the spirit of placing patient welfare first and foremost we are writing in response to the escalation of the junior doctor’s dispute in England.

We call on both sides in the dispute to step back from the brink by suspending imposition of the contract and the all-out strike and urge a return to negotiations.

We believe that this is essential if the current impasse is to be broken and progress made in resolving this extremely damaging stand-off for the benefit of all NHS stakeholders, particularly our patients and trainees.

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
29 March 2016