Army medics may be drafted in to cover if a strike by junior doctors goes ahead.
Doctors are poised to take action on three days over pay and working conditions, providing emergency care only for 24 hours from 8am on Tuesday followed by full walkouts from 8am to 5pm on December 8 and 16.
In its Guide to Safe Picketing for the strike action, the BMA said: “It is likely that our armed forces colleagues will be asked to step in to provide support for clinical services on the days of action.
“The law does not permit them to take part in industrial action, but their support for services during the industrial action is welcome.”
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