HEALTH – JUNIOR DOCTORS' STRIKE ACTION – 18 April 2016

Dr Julian Lewis: I know that the BMA very properly balloted its members before embarking on a policy of industrial action, but has it yet balloted junior doctors on the specific question of withdrawing emergency cover?

[The Secretary of State for Health (Mr Jeremy Hunt): No, it has not, and I think that is what is causing many junior members to pause for thought. Many people say that this escalation is something that the BMA should consults its members on, once again.]