In a letter to the Guardian, the 505 consultants, who will bear the brunt of any potential strike, say they recognise that junior doctors are an integral part of the health service.
“An empowered, rested, happy and appropriately remunerated workforce across all cadres of medical, nursing and allied health professional staff is essential to sustain high clinical standards in the face of increasingly complex healthcare delivery challenges,” they add.
“We regret, yet clearly understand, that public protest and possible industrial action by doctors has become necessary to safeguard these basic requirements.”
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