If Jeremy Hunt wanted to win the junior doctors’ dispute he should have learnt how to use Twitter 

(Originally published in Independent Voices, 18.05.16) From the moment Jeremy Hunt lobbed his seven-day grenade into doctors’ laps last summer, he knew precisely the media narrative he intended to craft. This was to be a blockbuster classic of libertarian right versus militant left, government and trade union locked in combat. Grassroots junior doctors like me,…

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It sounds great that Hunt has agreed not to impose his junior doctors’ contract after all – but the truth is a bit different

(Originally published in the Independent, 05.05.15) A glint of light. A week’s grace. It may be a long shot, but it’s potentially priceless. Finally, belatedly, after an inspired intervention from all 22 medical Royal Colleges, the government and BMA are getting back around the table. The Colleges’ pitch was ingeniously simple: “a five day pause…

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