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Junior doctors’ winter of discontent: public needs to know why striking is necessary

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 20 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6300
  1. Roshana Mehdian, orthopaedic registrar, South West London Deanery
  1. roshana.mehdian{at}


Junior doctors have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action over changes to their contract. Roshana Mehdian explains why doctors must make it clear to the public why they feel forced to act


  • Competing interests: I have read and understood BMJ’s policy on declaration of interests and have no relevant interests to declare.

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