BMA rebuts concern that junior doctors on strike wouldn’t attend major incident

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 23 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6322
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. 1BMJ Careers

The BMA has rebutted concerns raised by NHS England’s medical director that junior doctors who were striking would not respond to a major incident.

Bruce Keogh wrote to Mark Porter, the BMA’s chair of council, on 19 November after the BMA’s announcement that 98% of the junior doctors it had balloted had voted in favour of strike action over changes to their contract.1

In his letter Keogh sought assurances from the association that junior doctors taking part in industrial action would be available to respond to a “major incident” if needed. …

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