Junior doctors will strike for 96 hours from 11 AprilBMJ 2023 ; 380 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.p701 (Published 23 March 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;380:p701
- Abi Rimmer
- The BMJ
Junior doctors in England will take strike action for four days next month in a 96 hour walkout from Tuesday 11 April, the BMA has announced.
The union’s representatives said that the action was prompted by the failure of the health and social care secretary for England, Steve Barclay, to make a credible pay offer.
Earlier this month junior doctors went on strike for 72 hours, leading to more than 175 000 planned hospital appointments and procedures being postponed. 1
Vivek Trivedi and Robert Laurenson, co-chairs of the BMA’s Junior Doctors Committee, said that during discussions the government had “dragged its …