Junior doctors set to strike after Government talks break down


Thousands of junior doctors across England are set to go on strike after talks broke down with the Government over a new contract.

The British Medical Association (BMA) said its members would provide emergency care only from 8am on Tuesday January 12.

This could be followed by two further days of strike action, with a 48-hour stoppage and the provision of emergency care only from 8am on Tuesday January 26.

On Wednesday February 10, there will be a full withdrawal of labour from 8am to 5pm.

The BMA has agreed to further talks so there is the possibility that the strikes could be averted at the 11th hour.

The strikes would lead to disruption for thousands of NHS patients. Suspended strike action in November led to the cancellation of thousands of operations, procedures and appointments.