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NHS Junior Doctors Industrial Action


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Staff member
Aug 14, 2009
Westcliff riviera
It's probably time to open up this particular issue. NHS Junior Doctors are taking industrial action for the first time in 40 years. So, is it ever right for medical staff to take this sort of action?

The BBC took a poll very recently to see what patients' views towards this action were. Two thirds of those polled supported the action provided emergencies were covered.


I have a natural leaning towards union solidarity and it seems to me mostly that junior doctors are doing this as a last resort against an intransigent Health Minister. There is a nagging doubt though that maybe the BMA were looking for fight as well. What do you think?