A resolution may be in sight to the long-running dispute between the government and junior doctors over payments for out-of-hours work. The British Medical Association's junior doctors committee has said a new deal negotiated with the Department of Health has 'sufficient merit' to be put to a referendum after a special conference on 15 April. Nizam Mamode, chair of the negotiating committee, said the latest proposal was 'very different' to the position reached at the end of last year' when the government angered many junior doctors by announcing a deal had been reached.