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[Editorial] Respect, status, and fair pay—what junior doctors deserve

Last week, junior doctors in England’s National Health Service (NHS) voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action for 3 days in December. 27 741 doctors voted in favour of taking strike action whereas only 564 voted against, in a ballot organised by the British Medical Association (BMA). According to Mark Porter, BMA Council chair, “junior doctors have clearly been left with no alternative but to consider strike action due to the Government’s continued threat to impose a contract that is unsafe for patients and unfair for doctors”.

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