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Junior doctors and Government to hold fresh conciliation talks

The BMA and the Government will hold fresh conciliation talks around the junior doctors’ contract in a bid to reach an agreement before strikes take place next week.

Strike action is set to take place on 12 January, after the BMA announced on Monday that its talks with NHS Employers had broken down.

However, mediation body Acas announced today that they ‘have invited the sides involved in the junior doctors dispute for Acas talks this Friday. Talks are expected to start at 10am’.

Acas told Pulse that both parties have agreed to the talks.

The two parties entered similar conciliation talks in November last year, which led to a