Changes in the system used for recruiting junior doctors are “still a bit of a disaster” and could lead to a rise in families being separated, ministers have been warned.
Dr Tom Dolphin, of the British Medical Association’s (BMA) Junior Doctors’ Committee, said the deal struck with the Government last night was a case of “salvaging something from a disastrous system” and ensuring that “the smallest number of individuals are harmed and the smallest numbers of families broken up”.
But he predicted that many families could be separated by “quite some distance” because the application regions were very broad.
He also claimed that the concerns of the profession had been “ignored” for political reasons.
Wednesday night’s deal follows months of chaos for thousands of junior doctors.
Junior doctors’ deal ‘a disaster’