The National Association of General Practitioners is lending its full support to junior doctors in their planned 24 hour strike action.

The NCHDs are calling for an immediate end to shifts that last longer than 24 hours, and for a detailed plan to achieve working hours in line with a European directive by the end of the year.

The National Council of the NAGP have voted to support their NCHD colleagues and the IMO in their efforts to achieve safe working hours and protect patients.

Mr Chris Goodey, CEO of the NAGP said: “It is unacceptable that non consultant hospital doctors have been forced to the extreme of having to threaten strike action due to dangerous working hours and conditions in our hospitals.

 

“We, in the NAGP, wish to express our support for our NCHD colleagues in their efforts while bracing ourselves for the additional workload that we will inevitably face if the strike goes ahead as planned.”