Junior doctors press the struggle for patient safety

Tuesday 26 April / 8 a.m. / Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2

Tomorrow the junior doctors of the British Medical Association will take their strongest action yet in their struggle against the Conservative government's unsafe, unfair new contract, when they walk out completely between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Tuesday and again for the same period on Wednesday. (Earlier action, in which they continued to provide emergency cover, proved not to be enough to force the government to listen.) We'd urge anyone who can to visit the doctors' picket lines at Addenbrooke's Hospital from 8 a.m.

The new junior contract is the key to the government's empty promise of a 'seven-day NHS': empty, because new services are to be conjured by stretching existing inadequate resources. That means seven-day risk as we're treated by exhausted doctors. The junior doctors are standing up for us as patients, and our support for them is unmoving.

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