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Seven days in medicine: 28 November to 4 December

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6499 (Published 03 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6499

Saturday 28th

Consultants deliver letter to Hunt Doctors hand delivered a letter to the London home of the health secretary for England and Wales, Jeremy Hunt, warning about the government’s proposed changes to the junior doctors’ contract. The number of senior consultants who signed a letter in the Sunday Times last week reached 2100. The consultants said that Hunt would not speak to them because he was having “family time.”

Sunday 29th

Marchers call for action on climate change People around the world took to the streets to demand action from world leaders meeting at the United Nations climate change conference in Paris, France. Organisers in London, UK, said that more than 50 000 people turned out. In Paris, where the march was banned because of the recent terrorist attacks, people left shoes in the Place de la République to represent the people who would have marched.

Monday 30th

Northern Ireland’s abortion law breaches human rights, court rules The virtual ban on abortion in Northern Ireland is a breach of the European Convention on Human Rights, a High Court judge declared in …

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