Posts Tagged ‘Industrial action’

Details of the new junior doctor contracts released and voting dates set

The detail of the controversial junior doctor contract has been released by the government. The BMA is now supporting the contract ahead of a crucial vo...

Junior doctor contract: despite the tinkering, juniors are going to reject the deal

So, in a nutshell, here are the changes to the juniors' NHS contract. Note that no one has explained how you make a five day service become a seven service...

Junior contract dispute: talks between BMA and government extended into next week

The eleventh hour talks to reach a deal on the junior doctors contract in England are being extended into next week. The government and the BMA have agr...

“Weekend effect will not be addressed by simply increasing availability of doctors”

Link between weekend hospital staffing and patient deaths represents ‘major oversimplification’, say two new studies The ‘weekend effect’ – th...

Junior doctor strike: contract deadlock continues despite full strike by trainees 

Junior doctors’ outstanding concerns about the government’s contract – which it intends to impose in August – are about more than pay. That is t...

Majority of the public support junior doctor strike despite full walkout

As the he first all-out doctors' strike in the NHS's history begins, research suggests that the majority of the public still support the junior doctor stri...

Strike still on despite TV resignations, pleas from presidents and MPs’ pilot plans

This week’s junior doctor strike is set to go ahead despite eleventh hour attempts by the BMA and royal colleges to get the government back to the negoti...

What comic books can teach us about NHS industrial relations?

I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am. A superhero blockbuster movie called Civil War is about to be released. I enjoy comic books. Having...

Full statements on the strike: NHS Medical Director and GMC Chair

Sir Bruce Keogh is medical director of the NHS in England Over the next fortnight, junior doctors will be grappling with their consciences as they consi...

NHS Medical Director and GMC Chair urge junior doctors to re-think all-out strike

Senior medical leaders have called on junior doctors not to go ahead with a planned all-out strike later this month. Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director o...

Fourth strike starts as calls intensify for further talks between BMA and government

Junior doctors in England are taking part in a fourth strike in their long-running contract dispute. The 48-hour strike started at 08:00 BST as the doct...