The junior doctors’ strike planned for tomorrow 26th and 27th April has placed social care on high alert with providers and care workers standing by to care and support the most vulnerable, often frail elderly and disabled in society, to manage during the industrial action.
Chairman of the Care Workers Charity, Dr Asif Raja, a former junior doctor, said “Social Care providers and Care Workers of the country will, as they do, day in day out, be there to care and support for the people in their care. They are often the unsung heroes, caring for the most vulnerable in society and this is yet more pressure to the already difficult and challenging circumstances care workers and providers face.”
Social care providers and care workers are hopeful the strike action can be averted even at this late stage. The BMA have agreed to call off the strike if the Secretary of State removes the threat of imposition of the new contract whilst also facing legal challenges and judicial review.
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