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junior doctor contracts

RCOphth national trainee survey 2019

Since the last national ophthalmology trainee survey was conducted in 2014, the UK government introduced a new junior doctor contract (JDC) whilst demand for ophthalmology services has risen to unprecedented levels. To assess the impact of these and other factors on Ophthalmic Specialist Training (OST), a follow-up 25-question online survey was conducted. Despite a high

Jeremy Hunt responds to call from Medical Royal Colleges for five day pause

Jeremy Hunt has issued a response in a letter to Professor Sue Bailey, Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges to their request for both sides to pause and come together to avert further strike action by junior doctors. Read the full AOMRC statement ‘Talk now. No ifs. No buts. No maybes’. 

RCOphth Statement in response to the strike action planned by Junior Doctors

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists joins with other medical royal colleges and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in urging both sides in the current dispute around junior doctors’ contract to step back from the brink and re-enter negotiations so that an agreement can be reached. If necessary through third party conciliation and arbitration. Failure

RCOphth continue to express concern regarding junior doctors contract

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists remains concerned about the continuing dispute between the BMA and the Department of Health regarding the junior doctors contract. We continue to urge all sides to come together for further constructive negotiation without pre-conditions on either side. Independent arbitration may help to break the gridlock and this would be welcome. In

Secretary of State, Jeremy Hunt asks all parties to continue junior doctor contract negotiations

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists notes the letter by the Secretary of State to the Junior Doctors Committee of the British Medical Association.  Mr Hunt outlines that proposals for the new contract for junior doctors must be addressed through further negotiation by all parties. The RCOphth recognises and values ophthalmic registrars for their continuing contribution to