BMA chief defends junior doctors over five-day strikes plan
The decision to call five-day doctor strikes - which were then abandoned - was not a mistake, the head of the junior doctors' committee has said.
Dr Ellen McCourt told the Press Association that junior doctors still had "a range of options" open to them to oppose the new contract, which is being introduced for medics from October 5.
She said each trainee would have to make their own decision on whether to sign the contract from next week, and warned that patient safety may be put at risk due to its terms.
It came as Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt won a High Court fight with campaign... read more