This is doomed to failure. Cameron would only adopt Hunt’s line – if he could even be bothered to get involved. Remember, this is about junior doctors and the Public Relations Prime Minister won’t care a fig about them.
The leader of the NHS’s junior doctors has called on David Cameron to step in and help end the row over their new contracts because Jeremy Hunt is too “polarising” in his dealings to avert the threatened strike by them.
Dr Johann Malawana said Cameron’s strong support for junior doctors during their last major dispute, when he was still leader of the opposition, and his personal experience of the NHS, made him the ideal person to help end the impasse.
Malawana, chair of the British Medical Association’s junior doctors committee (JDC), called on the prime minister to get involved during an interview with the Guardian before a protest rally in central London scheduled for Saturday, which 17,000 trainee medics have already pledged to attend.
“I hope that David Cameron does intervene to try and make the situation better. I would like him to intervene to try and encourage the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to approach this in a more reasonable way and stop making this such a fractious, polarising, [and] negative dialogue. If the prime minister can do this, then there’s hope,” said Malawana.
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