Junior doctors’ strike called off

  • September 7th, 2016
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The British Medical Association (BMA) has called off the junior doctors’ strike, which was due to take place in September, after NHS England warned hospitals had not been given enough notice. The BMA junior doctors’ committee chair Dr Ellen McCourt said: “Patient safety remains doctors’ primary concern. “While the BMA provided more than the required […]

Junior doctors will stage a series of five-day strikes

  • September 1st, 2016
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The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced junior doctors will stage the first national five-day strike in the history of the NHS next month following Jeremy Hunt’s imposition of the new contract. The strike will take place from 8am to 5pm every day from the 12th to 16th September. Ellen McCourt, the BMA junior doctors’ […]

Junior doctors’ dispute continues

  • August 15th, 2016
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Junior doctors are considering further strikes in September following Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt confirming the new contract would be imposed last month. The contract was rejected by the BMA in July after 58% of junior doctors and medical students opposed it in a ballot, with a 68% turnout. The junior doctors committee (JDC) of the […]