The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges welcomes the decision by the BMA’s Junior Doctors Committee to suspend the 48 hour industrial action that was planned for next week which would have inevitably disrupted services for patients.

We have consistently said that there needs to be a negotiated settlement and hope that talks will, on this occasion, enable both sides to reach agreement on the issues that remain.

The Academy is continuing its work, which includes joint work with Health Education England, to ensure long term improvements are made to the training environment for junior doctors.