THE Government has indicated it will impose the new doctors’ contract next year, saying the current
THE Government has indicated it will impose the new doctors’ contract next year, saying the current arrangements are “outdated” and “unfair” and pointing out they were introduced in the Nineties.
Ministers say that three-quarters of junior doctors will actually be better off, at least by a small amount, and only one per cent will earn less and these are the doctors who do lots of extra hours so currently qualify for more of the premium payments that will be scrapped.
The rest will earn about the same because they will have their pay topped up until they change roles.
However, the doctors will probably find they are working more weekends, which under the existing contract would have increased their income.