Why UK doctors aren't happy with the proposed new contract
A new contract for junior doctors should not be complicated by political agendas.
Any changes need to be safe for patients and fair for their doctors.
A cartoon made during the Junior Doctors Contract negotiations in the UK. Many of the proposed alterations were widely felt to be cost-saving measures that were harmful to patients and doctors alike. There were plenty of shady moves attempting to divide the profession, such as trying to get current doctors on board by promising to screw over the next years intake instead of them. The morale of the medical profession hit an all time low through these events and the future of the NHS, its staff, and their patients, remains uncertain.