Junior Doctors Contract Change Crisis Summed Up By One Medic And His Guitar

If you were unable to be at the #juniorcontract rally tonight outside Westminister here's a taste of the amazing atmosphere- A truly wonderful sight!!

Posted by Junior Doctors - Our Lives in Your Hands on Monday, 28 September 2015

One junior doctor has absolutely had enough of the NHS crisis - so he penned this depressing (but really rather excellent) song about the whole thing.

Dressed in surgical scrubs and with his trusty stethoscope around his neck, the young medic strummed away in front of a huge crowd, explaining the current problems facing doctors in the NHS.

To the tune of Jessie J’s Price Tag, the crowd joins in with lines such as: “Everybody look to the Left/cos you won’t get much help from the Right.

“You can’t save a life/if you’ve been up all night.”

Thousands of people protested outside Parliament on Thursday against against changes to NHS junior doctor contracts.

The contract would alter junior doctors' normal working week, so they could work Saturdays and up to 10pm every night of the week except Sunday.

This would mean that junior medics would be paid a standard rate working those hours, losing out on money.

The British Medical Association’s junior doctor committee has warned that the changes will risk patient safety as overtired and overworked medics are stretched even further.

A petition to stop the changes has already gained more than 60,000 signatures.

Industrial action is being considered over the proposals, which are due to come into force next August.

Earlier in the week, talks between the union and health secretary Jeremy Hunt broke up without progress.

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