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Suspension of Industrial Action in England

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02 Dec 2015

Following the British Medical Association (BMA) reaching an agreement with the Government to re-enter genuine negotiations, causing the suspension to planned industrial action by junior doctors on 1 December 2015, RCSEd President Mr Mike Lavelle-Jones has said:

"I am delighted that the industrial action, scheduled for yesterday, was suspended following the arrangement of conciliatory talks between the BMA, NHS Employers and the Department of Health.

"I warmly welcome the agreement by all parties to progress with negotiations. It is my sincere hope, that these negotiations will lead to an outcome which supports all junior doctors and recognises the crucial role they play in the delivery of NHS services, and which is in the very best interests of our patients.”


About The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

RCSEd (www.rcsed.ac.uk) was first incorporated in as the Barber Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1505, and is one of the oldest surgical corporations in the world with memberships approaching 25,000 over 100 countries worldwide. The College promotes the highest standards of surgical and dental practice through its examinations, and is also increasingly involved in the provision of surgical training and education, offering the UK’s only Faculty of Surgical Trainers, open to all those with an interest in surgical training regardless of College affiliation. RCSEd’s commercial enterprises offer conferencing and event facilities at The Playfair Building, Symposium Hall and Quincentenary Hall, and runs the Ten Hill Place Hotel.

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The College is based at Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW and can be reached on (0)131 527 1600 or mail@rcsed.ac.uk.

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