Junior hospital doctors campaigning for a fair work contract that is safe for them and for patients took to the streets of Brixton yesterday (22 November) to seek public support.
Brixton resident Paola Rodriguz set up a stall to seek signatures for a petition to the government to change its position on the hours junior doctors must work.
She was joined by Reshma Ghedia,who works at Charing Cross Hospital, and Ruhe Chowdhury. who works at Guy’s and St Thomas’.
Reshma Ghedia said junior doctors wanted to correct the misleading information being spread by government.
She said that the issue was not money and that, while junior doctors had voted by 98 per cent on a ballot turnout of 76 per cent for industrial action, they wanted to do nothing that would harm patients.
Then doctors stressed that they would respond to emergencies and their wish was to highlight the dangers to patients in the contract the government wants to force on them.