Forbes February 25, 2024
Katherine Hignett

Junior doctors in England’s public health service have begun their 10th strike in a year — the latest walk-out in a wider industrial dispute that’s cost billions of dollars and seen more than a million appointments delayed.

These doctors — who are qualified physicians and may have up to 8 years’ experience in hospitals — began a five-day walkout on Saturday.

Experts fear the move will “send shockwaves” through England’s overstretched National Health Service, which is still battling extra pressure from winter illnesses like flu.

Several major staffing groups have walked out over pay and working conditions in the ongoing dispute, which began with a nursing strike back in November 2022.

Various pay deals have since been proposed, accepted and...

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