Not taking place here in Wales, for the time being because the NHS in Wales is devolved. Since 1999, the Welsh Government has been involved in running its NHS, so for the time being will the junior doctors contract already in place, so Junior Doctors will be working as normal today. We are guess most fortunate to have the NHS in our hands for now. We still have public service being run not for private greed. Catching up at last, after all the Welsh have generally been poorer and sicker than the English for at least the past 300 years.
Nevetheless across the border Jeremy Hunt has vetoed a deal that would have ended the junior doctor's dispute, that was supported by the NHS's own negotiators. At the same time N.H.S trusts cannot balance books because of poor funding. A political decision to create room for private enterprise in healthcare. Cuts elsewhere such as in councils, has also piled on the pressure. Despite taking place in England, we must stand together until their is fairness for doctors, safety for patients and safeguards for the future of the NHS everywhere. After all the approach taken by the Government in England is still an attack on us all.
The government is trying to crush the doctors and the NHS, ( an essential service that the Welsh people helped create, modelled on miner's mutual aid schemes, ) whilst undermining the BMA and allow it to fall into the hands of the private sector, we can't let this happen. We must all support the junior doctors, to stop Jeremy Hunt from forcing doctors into accepting a contract that puts more live at risk. Dangerous to patients because tired doctors don't perform at their best, and mistakes will be made.
Another Pig headed Tory ideological attack on hard working honest people. Remember doctors save lives, Tory's take them away.We must continue to support the junior doctors and all those who seek to defend the NHS, porters, cleaning staff etc etc standing shoulder to shoulder with them all in solidarity.