22 July 2012 #Employment
Following on from Employmentbuddy`s recent blog, we can now confirm that the British Medical Association has announced that it is not planning any further industrial action at this stage.
The BMA had encouraged NHS doctors to take industrial action on 21st June 2012 by stopping all non-urgent NHS patient care (as we reported on 30th May 2012). This was over concerns with the Government’s plans for doctors’ pensions and an increase in their retirement age to 68. However, their June action received some negative publicity and, accordingly to press reports, relatively few doctors took part.
The BMA has said that it will now seek changes through lobbying and negotiations with the Government.