Financial Times, 20 October 2015

Andrew Haldenby commented on the dispute between the Government and junior doctors: “Andrew Haldenby, who leads the pro-market think-tank Reform, said the government was ‘just asking the NHS to catch up with the rest of the public sector . . . and it is very, very surprising on that basis that junior doctors should see this as something unimaginable for them’. Their ‘appalling overreaction’ to the proposed changes reflected the fact that the contract row was ‘a sort of proxy battle’, he added. “It is partly about junior doctors’ terms and conditions, but it is just as much, I think, about [the medical profession] testing the resolve of the government to change the way that the NHS is organised.’”

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