VIDEO - Junior doctors walk out at Chesterfield Royal over plans ‘that will put patients at risk’

Junior doctors at Chesterfield Royal Hospital say planned new contracts being imposed by the Government are bad for medical professionals and dangerous for patients.

They walked out today (January 12) during the first of three planned strikes after talks broke down over planned changes to working conditions for thousands of junior doctors around the country.

Striking junior doctors outside the Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Striking junior doctors outside the Chesterfield Royal Hospital

The British Medical Association (BMA) is concerned about pay for weekend working, career progression and safeguards to protect doctors from being over-worked.

During this strike, junior doctors assigned to emergency roles have turned in for work, with another stoppage planned for January 26 and a full walkout set to take place on February 10.