Tag: Junior doctors

Junior Doctors

In November 2015 junior doctors in the National Health Service in England voted to take strike action if the government did not change its mind about a new contract, which had been debated for the previous two years. Just over…

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The BMA has called off the junior doctors strikes planned for October, November and December. Whilst asserting that it is still in dispute with the government, the BMAs campaign has collapsed. As we brood on this we should remember the…

Junior Doctors

The BMA has confirmed that junior doctors in England will take further industrial action, from September. Junior doctors will stage a full withdrawal of labour for five days, between the hours of 8am and 5pm from Monday 12 September –…

The BMA has marched its junior doctors up to the top of the hill, and marched them down again. The manoeuvre appears to have scared the Secretary of State for Health enough to make him back down on imposing a…

Junior Doctors

Junior doctors in the National Health Service in England have voted overwhelmingly to take strike action if the government does not change its mind about a new contract. Just over 37,000 were balloted, 76% responded and 98% voted to strike.…

Junior Doctors

The junior doctors’ dispute caught many of us by surprise, but it should not have done. The British Medical Association’s (BMA) withdrawal from negotiations about a new contract last year was a warning, but perhaps even the BMA did not…