Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

Head To Head

Are doctors justified in taking industrial action in defence of their pensions? Yes

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e3242 (Published 08 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3242

Rapid Response:

Re: Are doctors justified in taking industrial action in defence of their pensions? Yes

What is the point? This will simply upset patients and give me more work for the following day. If we are going to do anything, we should be looking at boycotting CQC registration en masse, or not co-operating with the implementation of the Health & Social Care Act or the process of revalidation. That would send out a much more impressive signal of our disquiet and anger. I think the present Government will simple laugh at the steps being suggested by the BMA.

Competing interests: No competing interests

09 May 2012
Robert M Jaggs-Fowler
GP
Dr Jaggs-Fowler & Partners
Central Surgery, King Street, Barton upon Humber, North Lincolnshire DN18 5ER