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BMA and Government reopen junior doctor contract negotiations


Can the BMA do something about the mileage expenses for GP trainees which has been removed under the 2016 contract? I'm out of pocket by ~£1000/y and I imagine a lot of trainees nationally are losing out in some way. "GP trainees who use their cars to conduct home visits during their placements are entitled to claim mileage expenses. The journey to and from work (up to 10 miles in each direction) can also be claimed, but only if a home visit is made that day." BUT this only applies under the 2002 contract and not the 2016 contract. I would think there would be a lot of benefit if the BMA made it's position REALLY CLEAR BEFORE THEY START, to NHS Employers (and it's members) about the stick it will use if it simply ignored like in the initial negotiations? Maybe also consult the membership about sticking points and priorities? It's not all that hard with the internet. Good luck BMA negotiating team, the medical profession is counting on you! Don't let us down.

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14 Sep 2018

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