Wednesday, August 4News For London

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Tales of exodus: Talk at the junior doctors strike

Health
Junior doctors are currently on the picket line but many could soon be enjoying the Australian sunshine. Dr Mathew Stone is on strike. He is one of around two dozen people stood holding placards in the cold drizzle waving at tooting horns from cars on the adjacent road. The conversation between this small group of doctors skips between two topics: the contract and Australia. As they speak through scarves and hoods, the temperature across the coast of New South Wales creeps over 20°C, there is a 0% chance of rain. Dr Stone has a plane ticket to Sydney leaving in three weeks. Lewisham University Hospital is not an attractive building. Dr Stone’s broad shoulders silhouette its hard industrial edges as the steam dances from his white polystyrene cup. It begins to rain and he reaches in