New Health Secretary faces ‘baptism of fire’, says chair of BMA

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Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chair of the British Medical Association, has said new Health Secretary Sajid Javid faces a “baptism of fire”.

He pointed out that Mr Javid will not have any transition period into the high pressure role and will need to address issues around pay and recruitment, adding health workers wanted to hear that “he understands the workforce”.

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