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Junior doctors to go ahead with industrial action

Junior doctors to go ahead with industrial action

Health, News
Junior doctors will be going on strike after the British Medical Association (BMA) and the Department of Health failed to reach an agreement over new contracts. For 24 hours beginning at 0800 on Wednesday 10th February, junior doctors in England will offer emergency care only. Junior doctors in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will not be striking. Johann Malawana, head of the BMA Junior Doctor Committee, said: "We made some good progress. But the Government has made clear, yet again, that they are not prepared to address issues our members have made clear are critical to them." The strike on 10 February was originally planned to be a 12-hour walkout from all care - including A&E and other emergency care. Malawana said about the change: "We believe that this balances the

BMA urges politicians ‘no more games’ with the NHS

Health, News
The BMA (British Medical Association) has launched a campaign to urge the parties to stop playing politics with the NHS in the run up to the May election. Reporter: Brendan Westhoff  Sub-editor: Jaideep Vaidya As the general election draws closer, the BMA, which is the professional association for doctors in the UK, has called for an open and honest debate about the future of the NHS. “These games have been played with the National Health Service for decades. All political parties have been guilty of it,” says Dr Mark Porter, chairman of the BMA. The campaign followed a survey, which revealed that 77 per cent of participants thought that policies regarding health care are designed to win votes for the political parties and not to do what is best for the NHS. Over three qu