Owen Jones talks| The #NHS and junior doctors: we need to hammer the government #notfairnotsafe

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Published on Oct 20, 2015

Junior doctors took to the streets of London recently to protest against changes to their NHS contracts. The new contracts health secretary Jeremy Hunt is seeking to impose could result in junior doctors working more hours for less money.
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The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has warned that: “There is now a significant chance of returning to the ‘bad old days’ of over-burdened junior doctors in danger of giving sub-standard care.”

All of this is happening against the backdrop of creeping privatisation as the Conservatives crusade for a “seven-day NHS”. We have to hammer the government on this and make sure they cannot rip apart our National Health Service.