BMA offers solidarity to striking ambulance workers

by BMA media team

Press release from the BMA

Location: England Wales
Published: Tuesday 6 December 2022

Reacting to news that ambulance staff from Unison, GMB and Unite will go on strike on 21 December, BMA chair of council Professor Philip Banfield said:

"Ambulance workers have for too long been at the sharp end of a frighteningly under-resourced health service, working with extraordinary dedication in a system that simply does not value them enough.

"Doctors will today offer our solidarity to our colleagues in ambulances who feel this is the only way of getting this government to take the worsening predicament of the health service and its workers seriously.

"Only by listening to and negotiating in good faith with NHS staff will the government have any hope of repairing a health system it has left in dire straits. The starting point must be the NHS’s most important resource – its workforce."

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Notes to editors

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