Doctors on strike

It's the first time doctors have been polled for strike action since 1975, and we've heard a lot about the moral arguments of doing so, but what about the practicalities? Edward Davies, BMJ Careers editor, talked to Mark Porter, chair of the BMA's consultant committee, about how he thinks doctors can balance industrial action and patient safety.

Also this week, Richard Hurley finds out why Sam Shuster, emeritus professor of dermatology at the University of Newcastle, thinks drug testing for athletes is illogical and immoral.

See also:
Testing athletes, and banning those who take drugs, is unjustifiable
Are doctors justified in taking industrial action in defence of their pensions?Yes or No

Demo video

Audio chapters:

Practicalities of striking: 0:51

drug testing in athletics: 9:37

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