Junior Doctors To Hold Three More Long Strikes In October, November And December Over Contract

The announcement from the BMA comes one day after it confirmed there would be five days of all-out strikes from 12 September.

Hunt has already said the first five-day strike is “devastating news” and would lead to the cancellation of 100,000 operations.

The new dates were agreed at an emergency meeting of union leaders on Thursday, the BBC reported.

Speaking on Channel 4 News, Elizabeth McAnulty, the head of the patients association, said she hoped both sides could meet tomorrow to “stop this strike”. She said she was thinking both of “all of the patients who are very, very distressed as we speak” but also that the strikes distracted from “wider problems” affecting the NHS that are “getting worse”.

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