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Junior doctors planning 'range of actions' after calling off strikes

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"patient safety is doctors’ primary concern and so it is right that we listen and respond to concerns about the ability of the NHS to maintain a safe service" I thought the strikes were planned because the imposed contract was thought to be unsafe for patients? The ability of the NHS to maintain a safe service is related to (1) proper whistle blowing protection (currently not present), and (2) adequate NHS funding (note the proportion of GDP put up for healthcare in UK cf other European countries!) If the NHS cannot provide safe emergency care when many weeks of notice has been given already, then it cannot provide safe health care when "winter pressures" arrive; this is NOT the responsibility of individual doctors but the responsibility of Tory government and *unt in particular. I'm disgusted and minded now to cancel my BMA subscription.

Posted date

26 Sep 2016

Posted time

3:14pm

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