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Response to BMA's strike announcement

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The British Medical Association has today announced new dates for strike action by junior doctors.

A Department of Health spokesperson said:

Further strike action is completely unnecessary and will mean tens of thousands more patients face cancelled operations – over a contract that was 90% agreed with the BMA and which senior NHS leaders including Simon Stevens have endorsed as fair and safe. The new contract will mean an average 13.5% basic pay rise, and will bring down the maximum number of hours doctors can work.


We urge junior doctors to look at the detail of the contract and the clear benefits it brings.

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