Junior doctor England Contract

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Whistleblowing protection for junior doctors

The BMA has agreed legally binding protections with Health Education England (HEE) and NHS Education Scotland (NES) for junior doctors who raise concerns in the workplace. These agreements ensure that junior doctors in England and Scotland have legal protection against being subjected to detrimental treatment by HEE or NES because of whistleblowing.

In simple terms, you must not be treated unfairly or lose your job because you 'blow the whistle' on wrongdoing which could affect patient safety.

Read the BMA and HEE guidance document

Read the full legal terms of the model contract between HEE and NHS trusts

Read about the protection in Scotland

Read BMA guidance on raising concerns