French surgeons descend on England to protest about payBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7501.1170-f (Published 19 May 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1170
- Brad Spurgeon
French surgeons last week carried out a threat made last summer to visit England to protest about low pay and high insurance premiums after saying that the government failed to honour an agreement made last August.
Although nearly 2000 surgeons had been expected to take part in the protest trip (originally planned for September), in the end only 350 did. Led by a group called Surgeons of France, the surgeons spent four days at Pontin's holiday camp in Camber Sands, Sussex, where they planned a new …