Posts Tagged ‘Consultant contract’

“Government has failed to outline any concrete proposals for introducing seven-day services”

Doctors support more seven-day hospital services and have repeatedly called on the government to outline how they will fund and staff them. Despite whateve...

#weneedtotalkaboutjeremy: the open letter driving support for a vote of no confidence in Hunt

The Government response to petition 104334 of over 200,000 signatures calling for a vote of no confidence in the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of Stat...

Government response to campaign for a vote of no confidence in health secretary Jeremy Hunt

The Government is committed to delivering seven day services to make sure that patients get the same high quality, safe care on a Saturday and Sunday as th...

You can posture all you want about seven-day services but it will come down to resources

It's been amusing to see the #ImInWorkJeremy take wings on social media. Enough already has been said about whether consultants should work 7 days or no...

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s vision for doctors and the NHS: at-a-glance

Jeremy Hunt has set out his ambition to make sweeping NHS changes to create a “more human” seven-day service that has fewer targets but more transparen...

Pay review body recommends weekend working and pay progress on performance

The current ‘opt-out’ clause in the NHS consultant contract should be removed to introduce genuinely seven-day services and improve patient care. Th...

“Cuts to frontline staff pay in the NHS have been dressed up as efficiency savings”

Paul Flynn's address to the BMA's ARM: The last year, in fact the last two years, have been dominated by the negotiations over the consultant contract. ...

Dangerous work patterns for consultants risk patient safety in the NHS

Few consultants are getting time off to rest before treating patients after a busy night on-call which is a patient safety risk and must be guarded against...

Pay Review Body criticised for contract remit

The Pay Review Body (DDRB), which is currently developing proposals for new junior and consultant contracts, will be unable to make meaningful recommendati...

Excessive workloads are leading to burnout

Excessive consultant workloads are preventing the delivery of good care, the chair of the BMA's consultants committee told its annual conference. It will ...

No point in contract negotiations if no gain

Consultants’ take home pay is 30% less than it was in 2003 BMA negotiator Dr Mike Henley told the BMA Consultants Conference. Speaking in a debate ab...