Operations canceled as ‘burnt out’ young doctors preparing to strike in Birmingham and Black Country

Planned operations and clinics will be canceled at Birmingham hospitals next week as hundreds of young doctors join 72-hour pickets in their search for better pay and conditions.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospitals Trust and University Hospitals Birmingham have confirmed that they have postponed some procedures from Monday and we understand it is a similar picture at other hospitals.

The latest strike in the NHS will see doctors walk out for three days in their battle with the Government over their wages and pensions, fueled by the shock of burnout and stress. Pickets will be formed in front of all the major hospitals in Birmingham and the Black Country.

The latest talks broke down on Friday. Doctor Shivam Sharma, who represents young doctors in the West Midlands for the British Medical Association (BMA), said: “For too long doctors and patients have suffered at the hands of the government. This is the year doctors They regain their standards, power and respect.”

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The BMA have created a strike map to show where the picket lines will form. People can also send messages of support.

Patients at Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope, Solihull, Women’s and Children’s Hospitals in Birmingham whose procedures, operations or clinic appointments have been canceled have been notified by their hospitals. Anyone else required to attend is urged to report as normal.

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