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Junior doctors to stage industrial action in Tooting: 6/4/16

Junior doctors to stage industrial action in Tooting: 6/4/16

2016-04-06 
| by Editor | Posted in Tooting News
Junior doctors striking in March 2016
 

Industrial action will take place from 8am, Wednesday 6 April, to 8am Friday 8 April at St George’s Hospital in Tooting and across the country. Junior doctors will be providing emergency hospital cover only (similar to the staffing levels on Christmas Day). 

Junior doctors will be stationed outside the Effort Street entrance of St George’s Hospital from 8am on Wednesday.

Sophie Herbert, a junior doctor at St. George’s, said, “David Cameron's Conservative government ideologically opposes the public sector, and we are witnessing the privatisation of schools and hospitals in the name of austerity. Never before have teachers and doctors been driven to strike action within weeks of one another. We professionals are voicing our deep concerns at the current top-down changes, which are unplanned, unfunded and unsafe. Please come and support us on the St George's picket line today and tomorrow. Come and talk to junior doctors on the front line and see what we have to say. The NHS is on the brink of collapse and we are trying hard to save it.”

Carrie Thomas, a fellow junior doctor said, "Junior doctors would like to thank the public for support shown to us, and not only on strike days. It has been encouraging to hear first hand the support from the public and their love for the services provided by the NHS. We have been particularly overwhelmed by the generosity of locals who have provided food, drinks and snacks to those on the picket line in Effort Street and the Meet the Doctors stall outside Tooting Broadway - thank you!"

You can find out more on the British Medical Association website and on the St George’s Hospital website.

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