Reference 2016-511

REF:            2016-511

Subject:        Junior Doctor’s Contract

    

 

Request:

Many thanks for your response to my FOI request in May 2016 regarding the Junior Doctors Contract.
Unfortunately just after the time I asked my question a mutually-agreed moratorium was put in place and further changes were negotiated.  It is therefore hard to know if your previous response is still accurate in the light of the fact a new contract has been announced and you may not have been able to fully comment as a result.

I would therefore be grateful if you could please review your previous response and consider if it is still valid with respect to the currently proposed contract: [Terms and Conditions of Service for NHS Doctors and Dentists in Training (England) 2016 Version 1 (6th July 2016)]. If your response is unchanged I would be grateful if you could please let me know and there is no need to respond to the specific questions below. If your response is no longer valid I would be grateful if you could please consider the following three areas with regards to this version of the contract:

1)      Is the trust planning to impose the contract as per the NHS employers current timetable? [http://www.nhsemployers.org/~/media/Employers/Documents/Need%20to%20know/Implementation%20timeline%20July%202016.pdf]

2)      Details of any modelling of the impact of this new contract (including but not limited to cost impact, levels of staffing across the week, and impact upon training)?

3)      Details of any plans to change services offered in order to implement 7-day services as a result of this contract change?

 

 

Response:

 1)      Is the trust planning to impose the contract as per the NHS employers current timetable?  Yes
2)      Details of any modelling of the impact of this new contract (including but not limited to cost impact, levels of staffing across the week, and impact upon training)? We continue to review the impact of the new contract on our medical staffing rotas.
3)      Details of any plans to change services offered in order to implement 7-day services as a result of this contract change?  We currently have no plans to change the services offered as a result of the new contract