Following the announcement of result of the BMA junior doctors ballot the Chair and Officers Group of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges said:

“It is disappointing that the dispute has not been resolved. We still support all our trainee doctors as they are the future.

This has been a difficult experience for the NHS, for patients and for junior doctors. The NHS is facing a period of huge challenge and we do have to move on for the sake of patient care and for doctors themselves.

If the Government now chooses to proceed with implementation of the contract it should be a phased process which must be sensitive to genuine problems and concerns that may arise and seek to ensure that any issues are considered and addressed.”