SAM statement on announcement of junior doctor contract agreement

Dr Mark Holland, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said:

“We welcome the news of an agreement on the junior doctors’ contract and are relieved both sides have come to an amicable understanding.

“In acute internal medicine we will be interested to see the detail of the new contract.

“We face significant issues with recruitment and retention of staff and we hope our trainees will be recognised on par with the contracts being proposed in emergency medicine and psychiatry.”

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