Like others, I do not feel sufficiently knowledgeable about junior doctor contracts (actually, I'll revise that to I am completely ignorant about junior doctor contracts, just as I'm completely ignorant of
most all work contracts that haven't been my own) but I feel that what the government publication about it says is not unreasonable (shortened hours and a reduced number of long shifts, for instance). Therefore, I remain neutral on the issue until further enlightenment.
If a junior doctor can't gain enough professional experience except by working ridiculous, family unfriendly hours, then there's something wrong with the system.
Ever since before my brother trained and qualified as a doctor (he has now retired) there has been talk of a shortage of doctors. Seems we need to fix that for a start.
As usual, it's not a simple black and white issue with one view being completely right and the other completely wrong.
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