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The new contract ministers plan to force on NHS junior doctors discriminates against female medics and is potentially illegal, Britain’s equality watchdog has told the government.

Female doctors, including those who take time off to have children, go part-time or act as carers are at risk of earning less than male counterparts and would face “inferior conditions of work” and unfair “differential treatment”.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has detailed a number of objections to the terms and conditions as part of a wider evaluation for the UN of the government’s human rights record, a copy of which it has given to the Guardian.

Its intervention raises questions about whether the contract as currently set out, which is already the subject of two high court legal challenges, can be enforced.

The EHRC’s document says Jeremy Hunt’s Department of Health “does not appear to have explicitly considered the impact of the contract on the right to just and favourable working conditions under Article 7 [of the UN’s] International Covenant on Economic, Cultural and Social Rights, which the EHRC would consider to be good practice”.

Source: Equality Watchdog Warns Junior Doctors’ Contract Is Potentially Illegal

Jeremy-Hunt

Smirking Jeremy Hunt runs away from protests as he faces new calls to negotiate.

Jeremy Hunt has been urged to negotiate with junior doctors as their fifth strike hits A&E units.

Medics protesting claimed the Health Secretary dodged them by being chauffeured 50 yards to No10. One said: “He’s a coward.”

Hunt has been told he is solely to blame as emergency doctors are poised to walk out today for the first time in NHS history.

Campaigners, unions and MPs rounded on the Health Secretary last night after he refused a compromise deal with junior medics in the long-running contract row.

The minister was also ridiculed for dodging the doctors’ protest outside the Department of Health by taking a Government limo just 50 yards to Downing Street.

Read more: Jeremy Hunt ‘chauffeured 50 yards to avoid Downing Street doctors protest’

Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary Heidi ­Alexander clashed with him in the House of Commons and described the latest industrial action as “one of the saddest days in the history of the NHS”.

Furious Ms Alexander added: “The saddest thing is the person sat opposite me could have prevented it.”

 

Junior doctors will go into Tuesday’s all-out strike without the explicit backing of any of the profession’s royal colleges amid signs of deep concern among senior consultants that both sides in the dispute need to compromise.

Hospitals across England are finalising plans for dealing with the strike that will be the first in the history of the NHS to affect emergency, paediatric and maternity services. It will run from 8am to 5pm Tuesday and Wednesday. So far, more than 125,000 appointments and operations have been cancelled.

But the scale of the action – and the potentially dangerous impact on patient care – has split the medical profession. In statements over recent days, each of the specialist medical royal colleges have stopped short of endorsing the industrial action and have called for an end to the “damaging stand-off”.

Jeremy Hunt is under mounting pressure over his handling of the junior doctors’ dispute after he unexpectedly abandoned his repeated threat to impose a new contract on them – a move that has led to four strikes by doctors so far.

Hunt’s change of tack, which comes as a high court legal challenge to him over the dispute begins today, has led Labour to claim that he may have misled parliament over the contract imposition because he has spoken of the threat repeatedly in front of MPs in the House of Commons.

Junior doctors are due to strike for a fifth time on 26 and 27 April, this time opting out of all care, including emergency treatment.

The health secretary has retreated from his claim that he has the right to exercise what he called the “nuclear option” of imposition. His U-turn is revealed in a letter from the government’s lawyers that was seen by the Guardian and confirmed by his own Department of Health.

Labour said government policy on the dispute was now “in complete disarray.” Heidi Alexander, the shadow health secretary, said: “Government lawyers appear to be trying to rewrite history in an attempt to get Jeremy Hunt out of what could be a very significant legal problem.

“The reason why this is so significant is that junior doctors have entered into a period of unprecedented industrial action off the back of his decision to impose the contract. If Jeremy Hunt is now claiming he isn’t imposing the contract, then this also raises the prospect that he has misled parliament.”

Source: Pressure mounts on Jeremy Hunt over handling of junior doctors’ dispute | Society | The Guardian

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