BMA guidance

Junior doctors guide to strike action in England

Find out more about striking as an NHS junior doctor in England.

Updated: Monday 9 October 2023
Junior doctor pay protest crowd July 2022

Our aims

Junior doctors in the NHS in England are taking strike action in 2023 to:

  1. achieve full pay restoration to reverse the steep decline in pay faced by junior doctors since 2008/9
  2. agree on a mechanism with the Government to prevent any future declines against the cost of living and inflation
  3. reform the DDRB (Doctors' and Dentists' Review Body) process so pay increases can be recommended independently and fairly to safeguard the recruitment and retention of junior doctors.

Find out if you can take part in industrial action as a junior doctor.