Dr Mark Porter
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Junior doctors strikes: BMA claims 'no choice' on industrial action

The British Medical Association says it has "no choice" but to call strikes over the junior doctor contract negotiations, after talks with the government broke down.

Council Chair Dr Mark Porter disputed claims by Jeremy Hunt that solutions had been found to 15 out of 16 issues, saying the government was insisting on plans that were "bad for patient care, for junior doctors, for the NHS in the long term."

A 24-hour walk-out on Tuesday will be followed by a 48-hour strike on 26 January and a third day of action in February.

  • 04 Jan 2016
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