Jeremy Hunt sees needs for improving quality of healthcare in the NHS
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that he believes that there is a need for improving the quality of healthcare in the UK during this decade.
Hunt a facing a fierce hate wave from junior doctors as he is pushing changes to their contracts. He said that they will come to appreciate the changes over time. He said that the stiff opposition and even critical attitude does not come as a surprise to him. He also noted incidences of Ken Clarke and Patricia Hewitt being pursued by junior doctors as well as their friends and family for the proposed changes.
Junior doctors went on strike once again over talks over their contract terms with the government in England. They are protesting changes under which, junior doctorswill get an increase in their basic pay, but will have to work more weekends. They changes will also remove pay rises linked to time in the job and pay for working unsociable hours will be cut.
The day after the contract has been imposed; the health secretary is receiving spread condemnation and warnings from doctors saying that they are ready to leave the country. Hunt said that he is willing to talk about the junior doctors and the issue with the media.
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