Junior doctors in Sheffield have struck for two days to against the Government proposed new contract.
Sheffield junior doctors gathered outside of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital and children’s hospital, struck to against the health secretary Jeremy Hunt decided to force new contacts on junior doctors from August this year.
The new contract suggest a full seven-day service, increasing the doctor’s working hours, and which is opposed by many Sheffield junior doctors.
This is the first junior doctors all-out strike in NHS history.
Many medial college students and socialist party were also joined, supporting the junior doctor, set an sign up spot at the city centre.
Sophie Marrison, a junior doctor, said she believed the the doctors already provide good seven-day serves with emergency cover, and what Jeremy Hunt suggests were not helping but making the situation worse.
“I have worked hard during my duty. The new contract will not provide better serves, only reduce the quality of weekday care. Tired doctors cannot provide a good services to the patients. ”
“There is no evidence to tell how this service will be funded, that is what I’m worried about.”
“The government doesn’t seem to listen to us, and we still need to talk with Jeremy Hunt.”
Sheffield teching hospitals post an guide to patients duing the strike, said Gp practices would be open and worked as normal, and if the condition is an emergency, patiencts could contact 999 and went to Accident & Emergency.