The junior doctors are striking today ( 27 April), including not covering emergency care, between 8 am and 5 pm. Why? Because of the undemocratic and bullying decision of Jeremy Hunt to impose the junior doctor contract unilaterally in August.
Keep Our NHS Public continues to support the junior doctors in their actions. They are defending a high quality NHS – and fighting for an NHS run by well-supported staff who are able to give their best when caring for you.
We are pleased to say that many people joined the junior doctors on the picket lines (from 8am) outside their local hospital yesterday and today; and by attending supporting events during the strike. Hundreds more gave their support as they drove past.
Details for all picket sites nationally (put in your postcode): www.jdocs.co.uk
Call to action from a junior doctor on the BMA Junior Doctors’ Committee.
Latest press release from KONP about the strike.
Visit the BMA website for latest BMA actions, information and details:
See also Facebook: Junior Doctors Contract forum
The REAL reasons for the dispute: government intent on privatisation. Brilliant exposé by OurNHS. Which you are unlikely to see in the mainstream media, unfortunately. The government want the doctors to fail so they can start privatising the NHS with a massively cut wages bill, and worse conditions for staff. THAT is what this dispute is really about; that is why this government is callously gambling with lives. It really cares for very little other than privatising everything it can, even when that is the worst thing to do (as it is, for the NHS).
Just a few of the many images of people supporting this stand for our NHS:
Charing Cross Hospital, London
And, of course, on the march across London to the Department of Health itself (duly hardly reported at all in the national media…)