Two thirds of UK public support the junior doctors strike, says new poll.
Some 66% of people in England support a historic strike by junior doctors this week, with just 16% opposed to it.
According to a new Ipsos MORI poll for BBC Newsnight and the Health Service Journal, an overwhelming majority of people in England support junior doctors striking as long as emergency care is provided.
Some 66% of people in England support the strikes, with 41% saying they are strongly supportive. Only 16% of people say they oppose the strike.
The UK public have clearly understood that high standards of patient care can only be delivered by doctors and nurses who have reasonable working conditions and hours.
The new contract, which the UK government has tried to impose on doctors, is a slave wage contract. Slaves working at the end of their strength are not going to be able to give good care to patients.