You may have read that I was one of 20 chief executives referenced in a letter from NHS chief negotiator Sir David Dalton to the Secretary of State regarding the Junior Drs contract negotiations.

My response to the media enquires received throughout the day is as follows;

“I was happy to contribute my views to David Dalton and his team. I supported him in making an improved offer over the last week and agree that the final offer was fair and reasonable.

I am very sorry that this has not provided the basis for an agreement with the BMA. It has been for the Secretary of State to decide how to respond to the failure of the talks.

To be clear, I supported the contract offer but not the imposition.”


Please click the link below to read the message sent to all staff regarding the Junior Doctors’ strike:

Message to all staff