Junior doctors welcome strike suspension

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 19 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i358
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. 1BMJ Careers

Junior doctors have welcomed the BMA’s decision to suspend their industrial action on Tuesday 26 January.

The association announced on Tuesday 19 January that it had suspended the action, so as to continue talks with the government on the new contract for junior doctors, facilitated by Acas (the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service).1

Rhiannon Harries, president of the Association of Surgeons in Training, said that the move was a positive step. “Ultimately all junior doctors do not want to unnecessarily inconvenience patients, but we simply cannot allow a contract that is unsafe for patients, doctors, or the NHS,” she said. …

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