Leeds Junior Doctors began an indefinite protest outside the NHS headquarters in Leeds this week. They are determined that Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt be held to account for his appalling changes to their contracts making them unsafe for patients and unfair and for women in junior doctors in particular.
The BMA has indicated it’s willingness to call off strike action set for the 26th and 27th of April next week if Hu
nt enters into meaningful negotiations and ensure that proper funding and training is put in place to achieve to ensure that the NHS meets the needs of patients.
The empty chair is a symbol of Hunt’s inability to meet and discuss with health professionals and his reckless attitude towards both medical professionals and patients and their families.
It is important that people visit picket lines and get maximum support for the junior doctors next week.