Junior doctor strike called off

The BMA have announced that the 48 hour strike by junior doctors, due to begin at 0800 on 26th January, has been cancelled.

The BMA have stressed that this does not mean that they have reached an agreement with the government and will continue talking through ACAS.

In a statement on their website the BMA said: “Our aim has always been to deliver a safe, fair junior doctor contract through negotiated agreement.  Following junior doctors’ clear message to the Government during last week’s action, our focus is now on building on early progress made in the current set of talks.”

The BMA have not ruled out strike action on Wednesday 10th February, which would include withdrawing emergency cover.

Any deal that is agreed on by the BMA and governments will have to be approved by a ballot of junior doctors.


 

Click here to read the full BMA press release

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