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Readers' comments (52)

  • There should be a 5 day full strike with no emergency cover.

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  • Go on indefinite strike

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  • mass resignations dated for 1st August.

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  • Full strike 5 days sound good,the only thing these bullies understand.

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  • Letters of resignation dated 2nd August. Then we'll see how the NHS will cope without them.

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  • Vinci Ho

    This one is specifically for you all young people:
    ''No matter how right the wall may be and how wrong the egg, I will stand with the egg.'' Haruki Murakami

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  • Strikes will do nothing but potentially harm patients. Refer every one, investigate every one, instigate Med3s, prescribe the dearest meds, retire early, emigrate, locum, change career paths, go part-time, win the lottery....all of the above.

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  • Surely straight forward

    -do not agree to any exemption from EWTD, so max 48hr week
    -do not turn up to work until had the required 11 hours rest per 24hrs between shifts
    -go home when shift ends NOT when work is completed x hours later. It is the employers responsibiity to ensure adequate staffing for patient safety, and working longer would only harm patients as you will be too tired to work safely
    -do not rush anything, work at a safe sustainable pace

    =system collapses

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  • I applaud the Junior doctors for their stand, if they fail, next will be the (already on their knees with exhaustion), it will be GPs

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  • Beware threats to us from the GMC about patient care suffering and them then coming after us. Blackmail and coercion by threat as they did last time. Bravo for those who stand firm against this. I had a contract imposed; we were on strike for 5/52, but beaten by scab colleagues who made a mint on double and triple cover. Sad to be betrayed by colleagues; "Every contract leaves a taste" to misquote Dr Edmond Locard 1877-1966.

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