Dr Johann Malawana has been elected as Chair of the BMA Junior Doctors' Committee, following the end of term for both Dr Andrew Collier and Dr Kitty Mohan.
The BMA will now ballot Junior Doctors on strike action in England.
To date, there has been no public statement from the Department of Health or NHS Employers expressing a willingness to negotiate on all elements of the contract without preconditions such as were offered to the BMA when the BMA withdrew from negotiations.
The following statement was taken from the BBC, at 1820 26/09/2015, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34370980
The Department of Health released the following statement almost immediately following the election of Dr Malawana. The statement makes reference to a formal offer, but does not allude to the restricted terms of negotiation offered to the BMA.