The staff side Local Negotiating Committee took place on 9th September.
Those present included the following
Sunil Trakru Chair
John Firth Cons. Histopathologist (DCh & Sec)
Rosemary Stanley McKenzie BMA IRO
Hawa Petkar Consultant Microbiologist
Penny Hyatt MSC Chair
A K Ray Clinical Oncologist
Piyusha Kapila Cons. Paediatrics
Mohammed Anwar AS Orthopaedics
Nicola West Junior Doctor Rep
The following items were discussed
- Due to David Stocker stepping down from the LNC amd Penny Hyatt’s pending stepping down as MSC Chair there will be number of vacancies to be filled.. Any NMH Consultant or SAS interested in this should contact Penny or Sunil.
- With Nick Nabarro leaving in August at leas one Junior Doctor rep is sought for the sLNC. Contact Nicky West if interested.
- A days training for sLNC members is being organised in the near future at BMA House.
- Whilst mandatory training for FY1 Doctors is partly included in induction there is insufficient time in induction for FY2 + positions. This has been brought to the attention of the Joint LNC.
- The Constitution of the Joint LNC has been agreed but not yet “signed”
- A number of issues discussed at the Joint LNC on August 11th were discussed
- The Tarriff for Educational Supervisors should remain at 0.25 SPA per trainee as stated in the online document
- Recent Consultant Job adverts at NMUH had inaccuracies that was accepted by management as “an error”. For 10 PA contracts the 2.5 SPA should normally be 1 SPA Quality and Service 1.5 SPA Teaching Audit Appraisal etc.
- The Annual Leave Policy, Study and Professional Leave and Acting Down polices have yet to be agreed
- A new CEA policy has been present for consideration by sLNC
- The current state of the National Consultant Contract Negotiations were discussed. There are up coming meetings in which it is hoped the final offer will be seen after this there will be road shows prior to a referendendum by Consultants and some Junior Doctors.
- It was noted that Whittington Health will be taking over the running of Dermatology at NMUH, probably on January 17th 2017.
- The new management changes at NMUH were noted for the record.
- Junior Doctors Issues were discussed including the following
- Upcoming Industrial Action
- Need for more Junior reps
- The position of the Guardian
- The need for a Junior Doctor’s Forum to be reinstated
The next Joint LNC at NMH is on Thursday 13th October 2016
I will be attending the following in due course which I will blog on
North London LNC Fora 21st September
North East London Regional Consultants Committee 21st September
UK Consultants Committee (October 6)
FROM BMA COMMS
The Mirror and a large number of regional publications report that junior doctors go to the High Court today to launch a legal challenge against Jeremy Hunt over the imposition of the junior doctor contract. They report that this comes after junior doctors rejected the latest contract offer put to a referendum by the British Medical Association in June.
A large number of regional publications report on Doctaly, a new service which allows patients to pay for same day appointments as BMA GP committee member, Dr Jackie Applebee, noted that this could be a “slippery slore towards privatisation”. Commenting on the plans to roll out the service nationally, Dr Richard Vautrey, said: “Patients want and deserve a properly-funded NHS GP service, based on the registered list, so they can get appropriate timely access to their local GP and that practices have the resources and capacity to offer this.” He added: “While patients can access and pay for private GPs or consultants, the risk is a more fragmented service and patients having remote consultations with doctors they don’t know and who won’t have full access to their NHS medical record.”
The Sunday Times and the Mail report that a number of junior doctors are working with managers ahead of the new contract being introduced.
In other news, the Guardian reports that a recent study of the South London and Maudsley NHS trust reveals that there is no evidence of a weekend effect in psychiatric hospitals as the report found that mental health patients admitted to hospital on a Saturday or Sunday are no more likely to die than those who arrive on a weekday.
Daily Mirror, Monday 19 September 2016, (BMA Mention)
31 x Regional, Saturday 17 September 2016, (Dr Jackie Applebee, Dr Richard Vautrey)
22 x Regional, Monday 19 September 2016, (BMA Mention)
Daily Telegraph, Sunday 18 September 2016, (BMA Mention)
Daily Mail, Sunday 18 September 2016, (Dr Ellen McCourt)
Personal opinion by JF this is a rubbish report
Observer, Sunday 18 September 2016, (BMA Mention)
The Times, Sunday 18 September 2016, (Dr Ellen McCourt)
Guardian, Monday 19 September 2016, (BMA Mention)
Guardian, Sunday 18 September 2016, (BMA Mention)
Oxford Times, Sunday 19 September 2016, (BMA Mention)
BBC News Online, Monday 19 September 2016
Guardian, Monday 19 September 2016
Other intersting article on BMA web site
How to handle Brexit