Thousands Of Junior Doctors Proceed On Strike Action In England Over Failed Negotiations

Posted: Feb 10 2016, 12:12pm CST | by , in News | Latest Science News


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Starting Wednesday morning, thousands of junior doctors in England proceeded on industrial strike action following the broken down negotiations between them and the government over conditions of work - Washington Post reports.

Although the striking doctors will be obliged to provide only emergency care during this period, this is the second time they will be embarking on strike this year – the first one was in January, and the last time such doctors strike occurred was about 40 years ago.

The British Medical Association is representing the interests of all doctors in England, and it is meeting with the government over pay and work conditions for weekends, and whether Saturday work should be considered a normal day work.

Given the strike, the National Health Service (NHS) said several hospitals across the country cancelled thousands of surgical operations and more could still be impacted as the strike progresses.

The NHS England promises to be on hand to ensure that nothing goes wrong and that matters are quickly resolved, with national incident director Dr. Anne Rainsberry saying thousands of patients may not get quick access to medical procedures they so urgently need. 

Junior doctors in England are doctors still under training, and it does not matter if they have up to 10 years experience on the job.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/52" rel="author">Charles I. Omedo</a>
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