Senior doctors react to planned series of five-day strikes
Senior doctors are urging the government and junior doctors to restart negotiations to avoid a series of five-day strikes in England.
While some medical colleges have said the planned strikes are disproportionate, others say they support the junior doctors’ stance. The British Medical Association (BMA) announced four five-day walkouts between now and mid-December. Junior doctors are striking over a new contract which is being imposed. The row over their pay and conditions has escalated into the worst industrial relations dispute in the history of the NHS.