The Government, and Jeremy Hunt, have imposed the new Junior Doctor contract.
In so doing, they continue to demonstrate their terrifying lack of respect for the commitment and intelligence of the 53,000 junior doctors who work for the NHS, not to mention the 377,000 nurses, 97,000 senior doctors and 74% of of the general public who seem to understand that if we lose significant numbers of juniors, the whole system will collapse…
So, what’s next? I’m not in charge of the BMA, but here’s my proposal…
This week, the junior doctors are going on strike. Again.
Most of the people reading this won’t know why. All these professionals, who claim to be committed to caring for some of the most vulnerable in our society, why would they refuse to turn up to work?
It’s reached that point in the year where its getting horribly cold. Pretty enough on a Christmas card, much less appetising when its 1 degree outside, and you are heading off to work on the bike at 7am.
This year, I treated myself to a snood. I would recommend it.