Junior doctors petition David Cameron signed by 50,000 members of the public

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Junior doctors petition David Cameron signed by 50,000 members of the public

Junior doctors gathered at Whitehall this morning to deliver a petition to David Cameron signed by more than 50,000 members of the public supporting their cause.

It opposes contract changes imposed by the government that will see their overtime hours and basic rate pay changed.

Beth Potter, a junior doctors who delivered the petition spoke to London Live about her concerns.

We approached the Department for Health for a comment on the doctor's plans for a strike and they sent us the following statement:

"Further strike action is completely unnecessary and will mean tens of thousands more patients face cancelled operations — over a contract that was 90% agreed with the BMA and which senior NHS leaders including Simon Stevens have endorsed as fair and safe.

We urge junior doctors to look at the detail of the contract and the clear benefits it brings."

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