The Mansfield Commission Final Report has been published.
The key findings are:
The report recommends that:
The full report can be read here.
The presentation at the Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday 2nd December is reported on the website of Hammersmith and Fulham council.
The publication was well covered in the media, with reports on BBC News website and BBC broadcast London news. Ross Lydall's piece in the Evening Standard can be accessed through Twitter where the sub-head line is: "Scheme to save £1Bn needs £1Bn investment". Also in GetWestLondon.
The "Emergencies-only" work to rule due to start at 8am tomorrow, Tuesday 1st December, has been called off by the BMA negotiators. An agreement was reached at the conciliation service ACAS late this evening. The employers and the Government have agreed to withdraw the threat of imposing a contract on the junior hospital doctors in exchange for the lifting of the work to rule tomorrow and further strikes in December, and both sides have agreed to continue negotiating for another month to try to reach agreement on the terms of the new contract.
NHS employers agreed to extend the timeframe for the BMA to commence any industrial action by four weeks to 5pm on 13 January 2016 to allow negotiations to progress. But if "meaningful progress" has not been made by then the threat of industrial action remains.