Junior doctor contract: contract to be imposed

Written by Amar Puttanna on Friday, 12 February 2016 13:12.

Following the latest strike action on Thursday 11th February 2016, Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State announced his decision to impose the new junior doctors contract in England.

YDEF are disappointed and dismayed by this imposition. We stand with the BMA (and our members) in objecting to such methods and the proposed contract.
The coming few weeks and months will be crucial to the future of the NHS and our profession. We continue to urge our members to keep up to date with events. Please take some time to read the latest developments below.

Sir David Dalton's letter to BMA            BMA response to Secretary of State           BMA alternative pay proposal

BMA response following imposition of contract                   

RCP response   RCPE response    RCGP response    RCS joint response    RCoA response   RCPsych response



Junior and Consultant contract update

Written by Amar Puttanna on Tuesday, 26 January 2016 22:22.

Recently the BMA announced that planned 48hr industrial action between 27th-28th January 2016 has been suspended due to progress in talks with the Government.

Non-emergency care strike action is still planned for the 10th February 2016.

More details here

Consultant contract: 

The BMA concluded their final face-to-face meeting with the DoH and NHS England regarding the consultant contract in December 2015 . They are still awaiting the final offer from the Govenment.

A web chat was hosted on 19th January to discuss the contract and concerns. Details here      Webchat transcript here


Junior doctor contract: it's a yesyes.

Written by Amar Puttanna on Friday, 20 November 2015 16:45.

The votes are in 76.2% (out of 37,155 members) counted to provide a conclusive result in the BMA ballot for industrial action.

Breakdown of results (from BMA)

Are you prepared to take part in industrial action short of strike? Yes - 28,120 (99.4%)  No - 179 (0.6%)

Are you prepared to take part in strike action? Yes - 27, 741 (98%)  No - 564 (2%)


NEYD - view from the trainees

Written by Amar Puttanna on Monday, 29 June 2015 20:13.

The North European Young Diabetologists meeting was a resounding success and continued the tradition of high calibre events organised by YDEF. Here we have two attendees giving their unique perspectives on the meeting this year...



Training needs in adolescent, young adult and transition care

Written by Amar Puttanna on Monday, 14 December 2015 22:54.

Recently, the young adult and adolescent specialist interest group, including YDEF's own Kelly Cheer conducted a study assessing training needs of both endocrine and paediatric trainees in diabetes and endocrinology. The results of this are published in the British Journal of Vascular Disease. 

Please take some time to read the paper and the points discussed here


Junior doctor contract

Written by Amar Puttanna on Wednesday, 23 September 2015 19:15.

As most of you may be aware, there has been a lot of concerns regarding the proposed change to junior doctor's contract by the government and the Review Body on Doctor's and Dentist's Remuneration (DDRB). Social media and more recently national press have been highlighting the concerns on a regular basis. There have been various statements from the Royal Colleges and the British Medical Association and we would like to keep our members up to date on current events that will no doubt have a significant effect on the profession (and ourselves). Please take some time to have a look at some of the links below to keep yourself well informed.

The YDEF have added the voice of D&E trainees to the BMA response. We welcome and celebrate Scotland and Wales' decision not to impose a new contract and call for our government to review their proposals based on transparent, evidence-based negotiation


YDEF committee member wins inaugural RCPE award

Written by Amar Puttanna on Monday, 29 December 2014 22:40.

Congratulations to our very own Amar Puttanna for firstly, being nominated, and subsequently being awarded the John Munro Medal for excellence in teaching from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. This prestigious award was developed for recognition of exceptional trainees who went ‘above and beyond’ their role in the workplace to ensure education and training needs were met. 

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