BMA survey reveals breakdown of trust as junior doctors brace for biggest walkout in NHS history
THE loss of trust between doctors and Tory ministers is the “worst it has been for at least three decades,” the British Medical Association (BMA) has warned.
In a damning intervention ahead of the 75th birthday of the NHS on Wednesday, the union’s council chairman Dr Phil Banfield stressed that he has never known such a breakdown of trust in his 30 years as a medic.
It is an “absolute travesty” that doctors feel they have no other choice but to strike following more than a decade of plummeting take-home pay, he added.
The warning came as junior doctors prepare to stage the biggest walkout in the history of the health service between July 13 and 18.