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The BBC reports: What is the junior doctor's row about ?
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He said: "There are some serious issues about patient safety and recognition of junior doctors' contributions that need to be sorted here." The government's new head negotiator, Sir David Dalton, pledged to "engage with the BMA team directly and listen to their outstanding concerns".
However, Norman Smith, the BBC's assistant political editor, said government sources were "adamant" that if no deal was reached then its new contract would be "imposed" on junior doctors.
"This could begin as early as the summer for new doctors joining the NHS and would then be rolled out among the existing 50,000 junior doctors," our correspondent said. (see link below for full article)
Andrew Rosindell MP (Romford) has criticised the junior doctors strike saying that “I am disappointed to see that junior doctors at Queen’s Hospital (Romford) have decided to put patients at risk to score a political point." This is quite a statement from a politician and party who opposed the establishment of the NHS and public access to health care since the outset in 1945. Mr Rosindell represents a party that allowed paedophile Jimmy Saville to prey on young people in care.
Rosindell implies junior doctors tried to harm patients
Full BBC Report
Excellent Independent article "The birth of the NHS"
Half of junior doctors worked through strike