The BMA has today announced that Junior Doctors will strike again this month due to the ongoing dispute around changes to their contracts and working conditions. BMA warns further strikes will follow.
The walk-out will take place between 8am and 5pm between the 12th to 16th of September 2016, so technically it is not five-day strike but a strike on five consecutive days.
In this significant escalation other strike dates, the BMA has announced additional dates for proposed walkouts, on 5, 6, 7, 10 and 11 October, 14-18 November and 5-9 December.
Jeremy Hunt has stated these will be the worst strikes in NHS history. He claims that up to 100,000 operations and up to 1 million appointments could be cancelled.