Consultants in England vote for industrial action

BMA consultant members have voted in favour of industrial action which may commence in July.

27 June 2023

The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced that 86 per cent of its consultant members that voted (a turnout of 71.07 per cent) have voted in favour of industrial action.

The BMA has said, that unless Ministers come back with a credible offer, it plans to call 48-hours action from 7am on Thursday 20 July.

The form of strike action the consultants have voted on will provide 'Christmas Day’ levels of care. This would ensure that emergency care would continue to be provided, but elective or non-emergency work would need to be cancelled.

This strike action would follow the junior doctors' five day walk-out between 7am on Thursday 13 July and 7am on Tuesday 18 July.

Further guidance

We will be updating our industrial action FAQs to include consultant guidance shortly.