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David Dalton and the Department of Health Challenge Strike Justification

Sir David Dalton and the Department of Health have challenged one of the BMA’s key justifications for the mooted NHS strikes. Dalton, the chief executive of Salford Royal Foundation Trust who led negotiations for the government, commented that the BMA had, in fact, produced a document outlining plans for seven day services. “I was very...

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Last Ditch Dalton Letter Aims to Avoid Strike Action

Sir David Dalton, the senior NHS boss involved in mediation with junior doctors in the NHS, has written to 45,000 trainee medics in an eleventh hour attempt to avoid the strike planned for next week. Junior doctors are striking over new contractual conditions which the government intends to impose on them. Dalton’s letter, sent on...

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