http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34697878 Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has written to 50,000 junior doctors in England outlining plans he says would lead to basic pay increasing by 11%. But he wants to curb other elements including guaranteed pay rises. The British Medical Association said it had not seen the proposals. It is preparing to send ballot papers out on Thursday ahead of possible industrial action in a fraught pay dispute. Mr Hunt says just 1% of NHS junior doctors would lose out under his plans. The health secretary's proposed rise to basic pay would see a new doctors' salary rise from £22,636 to £25,500. Ah strike action... never works. Oh wait, just the threat of a ballot seems have made the Health Secretary brown his pants. Well it'd never work in teaching... no never.. bow your heads, bow and scrap... Of course, we also see that teaching was the testing ground... remove automatic pay progression for doctors, well it's worked so well in teaching... or do you imagine that doesn't have a role in the teacher retention crisis?