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'Striking is just something doctors should not do'


As a GP practice manager, I agree that the attitude of home junior doctors when it comes to discharges and follow ups can at times be atrocious. I have taken part in processes in which it was explained to the hospital doctors as to why it's not acceptable. The usual excuses cite workload levels, fluctuating demand etc. which I do not see as justifiable and as a matter for junior doctors to take up with their employers. So the fact that they have finally grown some and challenged their employers is encouraging. In essence, I think junior doctors have a duty to strike for the same reasons that Dr Nick Summerton think they shouldn't. Go figure that one out :)

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12 Jan 2016

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