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Doctors to launch legal challenge

By Nina Massey

Published 01/04/2016

The British Medical Association (BMA) has launched a judicial review to challenge Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's imposition of junior doctor contracts
The British Medical Association (BMA) has launched a judicial review to challenge Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's imposition of junior doctor contracts

The British Medical Association (BMA) has launched a judicial review to challenge Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's imposition of junior doctor contracts.

It comes after the BMA branded the Government's handling of the process as "shambolic", saying generations of doctors had been alienated.

Dr Johann Malawana, BMA junior doctor committee chair, added: "The decision to plough ahead with the imposition of an unfair contract that junior doctors have no confidence in - and have roundly rejected - is a sign of total failure on the Government's part.

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