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My speech in Parliament on the Junior Doctors' Contract


Today I spoke in a Westminster Hall debate that was triggered by a petition for ‘Jeremy Hunt to resume meaningful contract negotiations with the BMA’. Bristol West contributed more signatures to this petition than any other constituency. I have, in addition, received hundreds of emails and letters from people angry about how the Government have mishandled the new junior doctors’ contract.

Please see below a video of my speech, where I discuss my experience of the NHS, the dedication and professionalism of its staff, and the strain our health service is now under because of the Government’s misplaced priorities. The Government need to go back to the negotiating table and understand the concerns that junior doctors are raising. If the current approach continues, ultimately it is patients who will suffer.

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