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Hunt summons royal colleges for talks on preparing for industrial action

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6042 (Published 11 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6042
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

The health secretary for England has been holding discussions with royal colleges to prepare the NHS for any industrial action after the ballot by junior doctors over changes to their contract ends on 18 November.

A spokesman for the Royal College of Anaesthetists told The BMJ that there was overwhelming support for industrial action among junior doctors “across the board, not just among anaesthetists.”

The college president met Jeremy Hunt on Friday 6 November along with representatives of several other colleges, including the Royal College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Physicians, to assess …

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