Junior doctors strike called off last minute

On Monday night the planned strike by junior doctors was called off, hours before the planned 24 hour strike to protest a new contract proposed by the government was due to begin. 

The temporary agreement between the BMA (British Medical Association) and the government stalls the planned strikes and gives time for further negotiations. Concerns over the contract proposed by the government was designed to improve weekend cover without adding any extra investment into the NHS to pay for this, staff were concerned that the work force would be spread too thin, leading to being overworked and possible burnout which would put patients lives at risk. 

Because the strike was called off so late, around 600 operations and thousands of outpatient appointments have either been cancelled or rearranged.