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Sixty seconds on . . . derogation

BMJ 2023; 382 doi: (Published 22 September 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;382:p2200
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ


Derogation refers to an exemption provided to a member or service (in this case, doctors) from taking part in strike action, in order to maintain safe staffing levels.

Three strikes and you’re out?

No, this isn’t baseball. The NHS can make a request for an exemption to the BMA at a national level, a process which was agreed between the BMA and NHS England. …

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