Striking junior doctors teach lifesaving skills in Stratford

PUBLISHED: 12:00 09 April 2016 | UPDATED: 09:36 11 April 2016

Junior doctors during a previous strike at Newham University Hospital

Junior doctors during a previous strike at Newham University Hospital


Junior doctors have used their days on strike to teach other people how to save lives.

A group of medics from across east London gathered outside Stratford station on Thursday to teach passers-by how to perform CPR.

Beth Goulden said: “We don’t want to be on strike, but we thought we’d use the time to do something productive rather than stand on a picket line.

“We did this last time we were on strike as well and had about 300 people take part, which was great.”

The 28-year-old explained that someone performing CPR on a patient before they arrive at hospital could make all the difference in whether they survive or not.

They were joined by members of the National Health Singers, who just missed out on the top 20 in the iTunes chart before Christmas with their song Yours.

The choir performed the tune on the steps of Stratford station to raise awareness of their plight.

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