Judicial review - update
In February 2016, we launched a judicial review of the decision to introduce the new contract on the grounds that the Secretary of State had not demonstrated his public sector equalities duty, to consider and have due regard to equalities issues in policy announcements.
Read the update (19 July 2016, PDF)
New contract agreement
After many months of negotiation and of action by junior doctors across England, the BMA has reached agreement on new contract terms and wider issues
which address the concerns which members have raised.
This agreement has been now been announced by Acas, with statements from the BMA and the Secretary of State.
Read the joint statement
This agreement forms the basis of the new contract, which will be introduced in stages for different grades and specialties as from October 2016.
Download the joint agreement (PDF)
How we got here
Negotiations between the BMA and NHS Employers for new consultants and junior doctors' contracts began in October 2013, the first time contract negotiations had taken place for 13 years. After such a long time there was much to be discussed.
Read the background to the negotiations
How it affects you across the nations