SAS doctor industrial action statutory ballot guidance

Purpose of a statutory ballot

Location: England
Audience: SAS doctors
Updated: Monday 6 November 2023

A successful statutory ballot provides the BMA with a legal mandate for strike action.  

To be successful, at least 50% of balloted members must take part, and the majority of those who vote must vote ‘yes’. 

A formal ballot needs to be compliant with trade union law, so we need to make sure we dot every i and cross every t.