Awkward: Jeremy Hunt’s letter of support is falling to pieces [Image: Vincent Cole].


Some of them say they support Hunt’s contract but don’t want it imposed unilaterally; some say Hunt is misrepresenting them because they weren’t asked the question he mentions.

Either way, Jeremy Hunt is a liar.

But you knew that already, didn’t you?

Half of the NHS bosses who Jeremy Hunt used to justify imposing new contracts on junior doctors have denied backing the move.

Announcing the decision to force the new deal on doctors to the House of Commons yesterday, Mr Hunt used a letter signed by 20 NHS Chief Executives, which he said supported his plan.

But 10 of the signatories have since said they thought the concessions Mr Hunt had made in his final offer were “fair and reasonable”, they disagree with forcing the contracts on medics.

Update – Susan Acott, of Dartford and Gravesham NHS released a statement opposing imposition of contracts this morning, taking the total to 11.

And one even claims the letter he was asked to support was different to the one presented by the Health Secretary.

Source: HALF of NHS bosses Jeremy Hunt said backed him DENY support for imposing new doctors contracts – Mirror Online

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
(
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here:

SWAHTprint SWAHTeBook