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Striking junior doctors will return to work in emergency, says BMA

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 29 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1785
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers
  1. arimmer{at}

Junior doctors taking full strike action would return to work in the case of a national emergency, the chair of the BMA Junior Doctors Committee has said.

The association announced on 23 March that industrial action by junior doctors scheduled for 26 April would change from 48 hour emergency care only to a full withdrawal of labour.1 It said that junior doctors would withdraw all labour from 8 am to 5 pm on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 April.

Commenting on the action, Johann Malawana, chair of the BMA Junior Doctors Committee, …

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