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Sixty seconds on . . . striking junior doctors

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i314 (Published 20 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i314
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

So junior doctors in England went on strike last week, apparently. Did any actually turn out?

Quite a few, it seems. NHS England estimated that around 52.6% of the 26 000 junior doctors due to be working that 24 hour period from 8 am on Tuesday 12 January to 8 am on Wednesday 13 January didn’t go to work, so around 13 670 juniors were on strike.

That’s a very precise figure

Yes, suspiciously so, some …

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