Junior doctor strikes

How to stop the junior doctors’ strike

What if your boss asked you to work fewer hours, for 50 per cent more pay, surrounded by great coffee, great beaches and great weather? A third of UK junior doctors have answered ‘bonza!’ and are already planning their move to Australia. This comes as the NHS struggles along, with shortfalls of 12,000 hospital doctors and 50,000 nurses. NHS medics are, unsurprisingly, not happy: the first day of a 72-hour junior doctor strike has begun in England. While ‘wellbeing hubs’ open in crumbling NHS hospitals, with yoga balls gathering dust and free biscuits going soft, Australia has some solid, cost-effective measures that truly support staff Junior doctors voted last month