30 May 2012
Doctors across the UK have today voted in favour or industrial action.
The turnout for the ballot held by the British Medical Association was 50 per cent, with around 85 per cent of those voting in favour of the move.
That means in total, 42.5 per cent of all BMA members voted in favour of the move.
Scottish Conservative Health Spokesman and Deputy Leader Jackson Carlaw MSP said:
“Given little over two-fifths of doctors are backing this move, it does not make the resulting risks posed to patients a justified move.
“The turnout of 50 per cent shows there is no great appetite for industrial action among medical staff.
“The only people who stand to lose from this are the patients, who hold doctors in such high regard.
“But that regard could be undermined by this action, particularly at a time when people in every walk of life and industry are having to work harder to help improve the country’s economy.”
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