Proposals for new contracts for staff and associate specialist doctors have been accepted.

Heather Lawrence, chair of NHS Employers' SAS negotiating team, said: "We are pleased that the SAS doctors have voted to accept the contract, which we believe is a good deal for both doctors and patients.

"NHS Employers and the BMA wanted to agree a new contract for SAS doctors that properly recognises the excellent care they provide to patients.

"The new contract provides these doctors with a greater opportunity to develop and progress in their careers, as well as improved recognition for their efforts, more accurately rewarding their valuable contribution to the NHS."

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