Junior doctors - latest from RCGP

Publication date: 25 April 2016

Latest statement on junior doctors

Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the RCGP, said: “This is devastating news, especially after the College and 12 other Royal Colleges called for the Prime Minister’s intervention to end this impasse.

“This ongoing stand-off between the government and junior doctors is crushing the morale of the very people on whom the future of the NHS depends.

“We are now just hours away from the first strike of this magnitude by doctors for 40 years, and we are dismayed that it has come to this.

“Time is running out and it is vital that a resolution to this dispute is found, both for our patients and our profession, and so we again call on the Government to drop imposition of the contract and resume talks.”

Further Information

RCGP Press office: 020 3188 7574/7575/7633/7410
Out of hours: 0203 188 7659

Notes to editor

The Royal College of General Practitioners is a network of more than 52,000 family doctors working to improve care for patients. We work to encourage and maintain the highest standards of general medical practice and act as the voice of GPs on education, training, research and clinical standards.

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