Junior doctors

fact checks covering the recruitment, pay and development of NHS junior doctors

5 February 2018

Are junior doctors paid enough to get a UK visa?

In December 2017, a non-EEA junior doctor needed to be earning £55,000 in order to get a visa for the UK.

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Are junior doctors paid enough to get a UK visa?
10 October 2017

What is a junior doctor?

Junior doctors make up almost half of all doctors in hospitals in England, and can have up to ten years of practical medical experience.

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What is a junior doctor?
21 October 2016

The cost of training a doctor

It’s wrong to say that training a doctor costs "the taxpayer" £230,000.

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The cost of training a doctor
29 September 2016

Junior doctors' contracts: an introduction to the dispute

Members of the British Medical Association voted against the junior doctors contract agreed in May. The government will introduce the contract from October. Here’s our guide to the dispute.

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Junior doctors' contracts: an introduction to the dispute
22 September 2016

The new junior doctors’ contract and their reaction

We’ve looked into some of the elements included in the new junior doctors’ contract, including pay and working hours, and the junior doctors’ response.

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The new junior doctors’ contract and their reaction
9 September 2016

Are 125,000 operations predicted to be cancelled?

Although reports have varied, the government and health bosses are now agreed that around 125,000 operations are expected to be cancelled over junior doctors’ strikes between September and December.

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Are 125,000 operations predicted to be cancelled?
10 February 2016

Why is the government accusing the BMA of lying?

The government has accused doctors' union the BMA of lying to its members over the pay offered in a new junior doctors' contract. Here's why.

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Why is the government accusing the BMA of lying?
9 February 2016

Are junior doctors getting a pay cut?

Weekend pay is a major sticking point in negotiations between junior doctors and the government. What do we know about what proposals will mean for pay?

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Are junior doctors getting a pay cut?
13 January 2016

No evidence that junior doctors' strike will put 200 lives at risk

It's been suggested that junior doctors' strike action could put 200 lives at risk, but that number isn't backed up by any published evidence.

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No evidence that junior doctors' strike will put 200 lives at risk
24 November 2015

Did 98% of junior doctors vote to strike?

It's correct that 98% of junior doctors who voted on the issue backed a strike, but not that 98% of all junior doctors voted to strike.

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Did 98% of junior doctors vote to strike?

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