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Doctors do have the right to strike

Published 21/01/2016

What's all this about junior doctors in England and Wales, in striking, being guilty of breaking their Hippocratic Oath?

These days the oath comes in various forms and, as far as I can tell, none says that doctors must be on continual duty and must not strike.

After all, I assume that the oath is not being broken when doctors have their holidays, sabbaticals or time off to see the family - or, indeed, resign.


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