Junior doctors to ‘escalate’ strike action by refusing to offer emergency care in full walkout

 Evening Standard

Tom Marshall

Junior doctors are to “escalate” their industrial action by refusing to provide emergency care during a strike next month, the British Medical Association has said.

The second of two bouts of industrial action planned next month will see a full walkout from junior doctors, the BMA announced.

In previous days of industrial action, junior doctors have still provided emergency cover.

The BMA said the move “follows the continued refusal by the Government to step back from its decision to impose a new contract on junior doctors from August this year and resolve the dispute by re-entering talks”. . . [Full text]


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