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Whistleblowing protection for junior doctors

The BMA has agreed legally binding protections with Health Education (HEE) for junior doctors who raise concerns in the workplace. This agreement, negotiated with HEE, NHS Employers and the Department of Health ensures that junior doctors will have legal protection if they are subjected to detrimental treatment by HEE as a result of whistleblowing.

The agreement is not linked to any particular employment contract and applies to junior doctors employers under both the 2002 and the new 2016 terms and conditions. The agreement is a contract between employers and HEE, it is not a separate contractual document that trainees need to sign.

Read more about the agreement and what it includes