Junior doctors’ strike threatens patient safety, say NHS hospital bosses

Hospital chiefs urge BMA and health department to talk over weekend to avert strike set to begin on Monday

Next week’s three-day strike by junior doctors in England will threaten patients’ safety and exacerbate the NHS’s staffing crisis, hospital bosses warned.

They aired their fears hours after last-ditch talks between the British Medical Association (BMA) and Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) on Friday night failed to avert the stoppage, which will start on Monday and continue until Wednesday and cause massive disruption.

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