Statement on ongoing industrial action

Professor Colin Melville, Medical Director and Director for Education and Standards at the GMC, said:

'We are deeply concerned about the cumulative impact on patients resulting from the ongoing industrial action.

‘There are many challenges facing our health services across the UK, and there is much we need to do together to address them.

‘While we do not have a role in setting terms and conditions, including pay, and it is not for us to take sides in these disputes, it is vital that all parties work to reach a long-term solution. Doing so will benefit patients, doctors, and the future of our health services.’