Contract Disputes Send Junior Doctors On Strike In England
Junior doctors picketed outside hospitals in England Tuesday in protest of proposed contract changes.By Katie Link | January 12, 2016
Tuesday was a really bad day to be a patient in England. Tens of thousands of junior doctors in the country went on a 24-hour strike and thousands of planned surgeries and doctors visits were postponed.
Junior doctors range from professionals straight out of medical school to anyone with up to a decade of work under their belt. And they make up a huge portion of the National Health Service in England. (Video via Medicine for the NHS)
The universal health care system provided through the NHS has been labeled one of the best systems in the world. But reports that patients were more likely to die if admitted to hospitals on weekends left the government scrambling to improve weekend care.