The first of three planned walkouts over pay and new working conditions involving more than 50,000 junior doctors in England came to an end this morning (January 13)
Around 180 junior doctors at King’s Mill Hospital and other centres run by Sherwood Forest NHS Trust took part in the strike action, with those assigned to emergency and critical units turning in for work.
The stoppage went ahead despite a last-minute plea from Prime Minister David Cameron, after talks between the BMA and the Government through arbitration service ACAS failed to reach an agreement - after a planned strike was suspended last year.
The British Medical Association (BMA) is concerned about pay for weekend working, career progression and safeguards to protect doctors from being over-worked.
Another stoppage is planned for January 26 and a full walkout set to take place on February 10.