Call for Londoners to 'meet the doctors'

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Call for Londoners to 'meet the doctors'

Health professionals are calling for Londoners to 'meet the doctors' this weekend in a bid to gain support ahead of a proposed walk-out.

Healthcare workers across the country are considering strike-action in a row with the Government over working conditions.

Junior staff from St George's Hospital in Tooting plan to campaign outside Tooting Broadway station from 10am - 4pm on Saturday 14 November 2015.

The doctors' union, the BMA, is currently balloting junior doctors for industrial action over changes to their contract which they claim are "unsafe and unfair" and put "patients at risk".

A Department of Health spokesperson told London Live News:

"Last week we put out a firm offer that protects the pay of every doctor working legal hours while actually increasing pay for the vast majority. It will reduce the maximum number of hours a doctor can work in a week and will improve patient safety as a result. This has been recognised by NHS and medical leaders, who have called on the BMA to return to talks. Strike action always puts patients at risk – so this blinkered and persistent refusal by the BMA to engage with the Government is extremely disappointing."

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