Junior doctors announce 5 day strike 12-16 September, with further dates to be announced

31 August 2016

Further industrial action confirmed

“We have a simple ask of the government: stop the imposition. If it agrees to do this, junior doctors will call off industrial action.”

Ellen McCourt, BMA junior doctors committee chair

During a special meeting of the BMA Council today, it has been decided that junior doctors in England will take further industrial action, from September.

We believe that progress was made during talks in May, so we are calling for the government to lift the imposition and restart meaningful talks to agree a contract that is adequately funded, fit for purpose, delivers for patients and has the confidence of the profession.

Despite our efforts to work with the Secretary of State to resolve this dispute, the Government has failed to listen, leaving us with no option but to take more industrial action.

Junior doctors will stage a full withdrawal of labour for five days, between the hours of 8am and 5pm from Monday 12 September – Friday 16 September inclusive, followed by further dates to be confirmed.

More information will be available shortly.

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