Keir Starmer

Open meeting with junior doctors, Wednesday 14th October

You may have seen the news yesterday that Jeremy Hunt has finally caved in and attempted to head off a damaging strike by junior doctors. I wrote a blog post about it yesterday – you can read it here

That this protest has gone as far as it did is an indication of how out of touch the Conservatives are with the health service. To extract these concessions the junior doctors had to threaten to take industrial action, something few of them wanted to see. The government must now act with more respect for the NHS and those who work for it 

With this in mind, I have called an emergency open meeting about this issue for Wednesday 14th October at 8pm in the Paget Room at BMA House, Tavistock Square, WC1H 9JP. Two BMA junior doctors have confirmed they will speak – Dr Yannis Gourtsoyannis, a local junior doctor, and Dr. Johann Malawana, Chair of the Junior Doctors Committee. We’d love to have people come along and join the discussion with us, particularly those with a background in, or keen interest in, healthcare. 

We need to provide a list of attendees so please RSVP to Ashley at with the subject line ‘BMA open meeting’.