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Junior doctors’ strike: NHS England to gather information on service impact

BMJ 2024; 384 doi: (Published 05 January 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;384:q29
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

NHS England has said it will gather information on whether refusals by the BMA to recall striking doctors to work has affected services.

Junior doctors in England began a six day strike—the longest single walkout in NHS history—at 7 am on Wednesday 3 January.

On 4 January NHS England wrote to the BMA to respond to concerns raised by the union that NHS England and some NHS trust were undermining the process for recalling striking doctors, called derogations.1 NHS England said that during the industrial action its priority was to support local leaders …

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