Isabel Hardman Isabel Hardman

The junior doctors’ strike is about more than just pay

Junior doctors and supporters protesting in London (Credit: Getty images)

Junior doctors have begun their 72-hour strike today, with tens of thousands of NHS appointments cancelled. NHS chiefs are more worried about the impact of this industrial action than they were about strikes by nurses or ambulance workers. This is not least because doctors who are members of the British Medical Association (BMA) and the Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association are walking out from emergency care as well as elective treatment.

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Isabel Hardman
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Isabel Hardman
Isabel Hardman is assistant editor of The Spectator and author of Why We Get the Wrong Politicians. She also presents Radio 4’s Week in Westminster.

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