Folk with the faith
Today saw the second day of strike action where all Junior Doctors have withdrawn their labour. Turnout is an estimated 78%. Consider that approximately 80% of Junior Doctors are BMA members and that doctors on maternity leave, sick leave and those working nights won’t be included. This is an incredible turnout.
By all accounts turnout at picket lines was as strong as yesterday, if not stronger. Junior doctors are growing in confidence, our placards are improving and we are getting better at picketing effectively.
Public support remains incredible and more blame the government for this dispute than they did in January. We have also seen the full support of Senior Clinicians and the rest of the health service as they have done an incredible job of keeping our hospitals safe over the last two days.
Junior doctors have shown incredible faith in their colleagues to take unprecedented...
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