Jeremy Hunt has ordered an urgent review of junior doctors' morale and welfare, led by Dame Sue Bailey of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.
The move was recommended by Sir David Dalton, the government's chief negotiator in talks over new contracts.
Petition calling for vote of 'no confidence in Hunt' signed 200,000 times after announcement of junior doctors contracts being imposed.
More NHS bosses named on a letter cited by Jeremy Hunt as he announced imposing junior doctors contracts confirm they are against the move.
A junior doctor launches a scathing attack on Health Secretary saying: "Sc*** you Jeremy Hunt, you've picked a fight with the wrong crowd".