Co-chair of BMA junior doctor committee condemns government’s ‘obstinate approach’ as five-day strike begins in England

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Catastrophic winter pressure on the NHS prompted junior doctors to ballot for strike action, the co-chair of the BMA junior doctors committee has said.

Rob Laurenson told Radio 4’s Today programme that the doctors had chosen to ballot “after last winter because year on year we’ve been saying that winter’s are catastrophic and that there are dangers”.

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