Junior Doctors Announce Three 48Hour Strikes

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Junior doctors have announced three further strikes following the Government”s decision to impose new contracts.

It comes as the British Medical Association (BMA) prepares to seek a judicial review into the contracts being forced upon the profession.

Junior doctors say the new contracts will leave many worse off – a claim the Government denies.

The sticking point in negotiations is still said to be the time at which premium pay rates apply, particularly at the weekend.

A petition calling for a vote of no confidence in Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has more than 320,000 signatures and will be considered for debate in Parliament.

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