23 / 2 / 2016 4.03pm
The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced further industrial action on the following three dates, where junior doctors will offer emergency care only:
• 8am, Wednesday 9 March to 8am, Friday 11 March
• 8am, Wednesday 6 April to 8am, Friday 8 April
• 8am, Tuesday 26 April to 8am, Thursday 28 April.
In response to the BMA's decision to take industrial action, Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, said:
“It is disappointing that the BMA has decided to announce further industrial action despite the majority of the BMA’s concerns being addressed and reflected in the final contract. This disruption to patient care is unnecessary.
"I strongly believe that the final contract is safe, fair and reasonable. For the sake of the NHS and patients, I urge all junior doctors to take a look at the contract in detail before taking part in any future action.”
Information to help your contingency planning is still available on our industrial action web pages, and we will continue to review and expand this information over the coming days to help you prepare.