British doctors walk off the job in all-out strike

A message from the NHS.
A message from the NHS.

Younger doctors want extra pay when they work weekends. Not unreasonable I suppose. But a doctor strike? How does that factor with the ole’ Hippocratic Oath thing?

(From The Globe and Mail)

Thousands of junior doctors posted picket lines outside hospitals around England on Tuesday in the first all-out strike in the history of Britain’s National Health Service.

The two-day strike marks the first time that vital NHS emergency services have been affected by an industrial action.

The strike reflects the impasse between the government and the junior doctors — physicians with up to 10 years’ experience — over the government’s pledge to greatly expand National Health Service care on weekends.

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