27 December 2023
Survey launched on doctor’s strike

Philip Dunne has launched a new survey to find out what South Shropshire residents think about the current doctors’ strike over the weeks bracketing the holiday period.   

Despite offering junior doctors a further pay uplift of 3%, on top of the average 8.8% pay rise (10.3% for lowest paid doctors) in April, the BMA has decided to reject this, and announce an unprecedented level of strike action. The BMA is calling for a 35% pay rise for junior doctors.   

The government has already reached deals with nurses, ambulance staff and hospital consultants.  

Following the three-day strike before Christmas, while the NHS is under intense pressure, doctors will strike again for six days from 3rd to 9th January. Mr Dunne has launched an online survey, which can be completed at www.tellphilip.com.

Mr Dunne said:   

“Other NHS staff, including consultant doctors and special hospital doctors, have accepted negotiated pay rises from the government. But junior doctors have decided to take further strike action, which local hospitals in Shropshire and Telford have warned will have an impact on local patients in South Shropshire. I encourage local residents to fill in our online survey and let us know what they think.”