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BMA backs junior doctors' fight against government

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 10 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:74
  1. Annabel Ferriman
  1. BMJ

    In a highly charged debate at the annual meeting of the BMA, held in Belfast, doctors from every section of the profession queued up to pledge their support to the junior doctors in their fight with the government.

    Dr Andrew Hobart, chairman of the Junior Doctors Committee, won a standing ovation for his speech, defending the committee's decision to ballot its members on industrial action. And the conference overwhelmingly passed a motion backing its decision. “This government …

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