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Issues involving NHS hospitals, trusts or individual staff can quickly become a matter of media and public comment.

The highly publicised three-year dispute between the Government and junior doctors, over the introduction of a new junior doctors’ contract for the NHS, ended in September 2016 following an unsuccessful legal challenge in the High Court by junior doctors. The new contract started being phased in from October 2016. See Types of contract > Future developments for further information.

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