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Junior doctor's contract discussion

9th October 2015

Like us, many of you will have been disappointed with the RCSEng response to the Junior Doctors' Contracts released on 19th September 2015. We would like to thank those members who have contacted ASiT to express their concerns. 

We have been working with the College to highlight the concerns of Surgical Trainees'. Please find below the RCSEng response released today:

We will continue to work closely with all three Surgical Royal Colleges and the BMA to support Surgical Trainees' on this issue.

24th September 2015

Over the recent week, many professional medical bodies have publically stated their concerns regarding the imposition of the junior doctors' contract, after the negotiations broke down between the BMA and NHS Employers. 

Junior doctors in many specialities have have enjoyed very clear support from their individual professional bodies, however, surgical trainees have been disappointed by the more controlled statement from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. 

ASiT has long maintained that contract negotiations are the remit of the BMA and not ASiT, however, given the depth of feeling regarding these events, were compelled to write to the 3 UK Surgical Royal Colleges expressing the concerns of our members.  Please find their reply below.



19th September 2015






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