Health Secretary hopes for 'fair settlement' amid strikes

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Published on January 3, 2024 - Duration: 00:40s

Health Secretary hopes for 'fair settlement' amid strikes

Health Secretary Victoria Atkins says she wants to find for a "fair and reasonable settlement" with junior doctors who are holding their latest round of strikes today over a disagreement with the government over pay.

The six-day strike runs from today until 9 January - the longest in the history of the NHS.

"We know that they have a very real impact for people, including the 88,000 appointments that were cancelled in the last three days of industrial action just before Christmas," Ms Atkins said.

Report by Kennedyl.

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