25 Apr, 16 | by BMJ
As a full walk out is planned for this week, juniors need to ensure that they have carefully considered which side of the picket line they will stand on. Full disclosure, I have not been participating in strike action and my reasons can be found in a previous blog post: Strike action is not the answer.
I continue to engage with my colleagues on their plans for this week and I have noticed the mood shifting. They are disheartened and deeply concerned for two reasons. Firstly, the strikes have been going on for a long time with little evidence of progress; secondly, the prospect of withdrawing all junior doctor care is daunting.