Working late: Junior doctors meet the public outside the Department of Health offices in London.

Working late: Junior doctors meet the public outside the Department of Health offices in London.

This article should be read in conjunction with the earlier piece about Mr Hunt “digging for dirt” on junior doctors.

It seems, if anyone is being “obstructive” in negotiations between doctors and the Department of Health, it is Mr Hunt himself.

Alex Murray is one of the doctors who have been waiting outside the DoH offices in London for Mr Hunt to come out and talk with them about the contract he plans to foist on them.

In the end, they were invited in to see him, but the results were far from satisfying:

Jeremy Hunt may think he is doing the best thing for us, but myself and the 53,000 doctors in uproar over this know that contract imposition is far from the best thing for our patients, us, or the future of the NHS.

So I asked the ‘what if’ question. What if you could have anything in exchange for removing imposition? His reply? ‘Nothing’.

Is there really nothing he would ask for in exchange for removal of the imposition and to work with junior doctors?

And so, sadly, the peaceful protest outside the DoH goes on in the hopes of future negotiations.

Source: Meeting Jeremy Hunt | murrayhealth

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