Huge mistake to impose contract on junior doctors, warns managers' union
Thu 11 Feb 2016
MiP responds to today's government announcement
The union for senior healthcare managers, Managers in Partnership, today warned it was a huge mistake to impose a contract on junior doctors.
Responding to today's announcement by the government, Jon Restell, MiP's chief executive, said:
'Imposition of the contract will damage the vital good will of junior doctors, long after the eventual end of this dispute.'
'The government's approach also poisons the well of generally good industrial relations across all NHS staff groups. Staff good will and discretionary effort makes all the difference in the NHS on the quality of patient care, especially when resources are strained. Managers tonight will fear the long lasting consequences of the government's decision.'
'Our members won't trust the bargaining process when the government acts like this. Unions won't want to enter complex and difficult negotiations with the threat of imposition hanging over them. The government is making a huge mistake.'