Monthly Archives: September 2015

Empty Promises & Disenfranchised Doctors

Resilient GP strongly condemns the actions of DoH and their bulldozing of the negotiations of the junior doctors’ contract.

The Government made an election promise to find 5000 new GPs. The first move has been to cut the pay of doctors training to be GPs by up to an estimated 31%. The imposition of an unfair contract will ultimately result in the loss of the best and brightest that are already paid less than comparable peers in other industries. It will become unaffordable to be a doctor in England.

This move will ultimately harm patient safety. Prompt and decisive action is needed by the Government to rectify this travesty.