The BMA is calling on UNISON and other health unions to show support for the junior doctors' strikes this week.

This week is a crucial week for the junior doctors' dispute as they escalate their action and withdraw emergency cover.  Consultants and senior registrars across the UK have issued strong messages of support to the striking doctors and reassurances that they will be covering emergency work by cancelling routine work to ensure the strike can go ahead safely.  

Anyone who works in the NHS knows it is in trouble.  A victory for the junior doctors is a victory for everyone who wants to stop the Tories mounting firther attacks on staff and services and driving through more privatisation.  Support the junior doctors pickets from 8am - 12 noon on 26th and 27th April:  JRII (Headley Way); Churchill (Old Rd); Horton General (Hightown Rd); NOC (windmill Rd); Warneford hospital (Roosevelt Drive).

Junior doctors will be marching in London from 5 pm on Tuesday 26th.  Assemble St Thomas' hospital, Westminster Bridge Rd.  Teachers in the NUT will be joining the march, as they enter into battle against plans to turn all UK schools onto academies.  The prospect of joint action between doctors and teachers is a real possibility which could see the Tories attacks on health and education defeated.

Oxfordshire junior doctors and supporters will be rallying on Saturday in Witney from 12 noon. Assemble Witney Masonic Hall, 20 Church Green at 12 noon 30th April for speakers before going into town to campaign amongst the public.