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Junior doctors strikes will escalate to ‘indefinite with-drawl of labor’, union lead warns

Junior doctors could indefinitely withdraw labor, and strike for three days a month until next year, the medics’ union leaders have warned.

Hundreds of junior doctors gathered outside the largest NHS conference of the year, NHS Confedexpo, on Thursday chanting “pay us fair, pay right, we don’t want to have to strike”.

The British Medical Association’s junior doctor committee co-chair Dr Rob Laurenson warned junior doctors may next escalate strike action in an “indefinite withdrawal of labour”.

NHS England boss Amanda Pritchard said the strike is a “serious risk to patient safety” and industrial action “creates risk and upheaval”.

She said tens of thousands of appointments will be affected.

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Source: The Independent, 15 June 2023


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