More than half of the NHS bosses named on a letter advising the government to do "whatever necessary" to resolve a dispute with junior doctors have said they are against the imposition of the new contracts.
But 12 of those named have now confirmed that although they thought the latest concessions by Hunt were "fair and reasonable", they disagreed with forcing contracts on medics.
No I don't agree with imposition - I expect all of us got involved to try and get a negotiated settlement and that was a hope - although David's intervention was so far down the track it was a hope rather than an expectation.
I wasn't asked about imposition and I have supported finding a resolution but not imposition.
Only eight of the 20, including Sir David Dalton who led the talks with the BMA on behalf of the government, remain that have not confirmed a specific view on the imposition of the contracts.