Jeremy Hunt set to impose new contract on junior doctors
Jeremy Hunt is expected to announce that talks to settle the junior doctors dispute have failed and that a new contract will be imposed from 1 August, setting the scene for renewed confrontation and the possibility of further strikes.
The health secretary will deliver a statement to the Commons at about midday on Thursday after the government failed to reach a deal with the British Medical Association (BMA), the union representing junior doctors.
A deadline to accept the deal passed on Wednesday night. The government’s chief negotiator, Sir David Dalton, earlier warned this would mean talks had reached “the end of the road”.
SOURCE : The Guardian