Harlow residents warned 72-hour doctor strike to cause extreme disruption
Health / Mon 2nd Oct 2023 at 07:02am
NHS bosses are warning patients to expect extreme disruption in hospitals, as junior doctors and consultants stage a three-day joint walkout in England reports the BBC.
The stoppage began at 07:00, with NHS England saying it will bring non-emergency care to a “near standstill”.
The British Medical Association is promising “Christmas Day” cover, meaning emergency care will be staffed, with only minimal cover elsewhere.
The two groups represent about four-fifths of doctors working in hospital.
But a third of them are not BMA members, so are thought unlikely to be involved.
Just under two weeks ago both groups went on strike together for the first time – but that joint walkout only lasted 24 hours. Before that they had held strike action on different days.
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The Conservatives have made no effort to end this strike, in fact they have aggravated the doctors to ensure a resolution cannot be found. Why? Because it serves their ambition to privatise the NHS by stealth. Longer waiting lists drive people into private healthcare and the Tories will pin the blame on the doctors and nurses.
Mark agre with you in 100%
i cant get to see my Doctor , so makes no difference to me
Natalie ,you need tolook at the situation from wider perspective