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NHS choirs are not just for Christmas number ones, as a doctors’ and nurses’ choir found success on the picket lines yesterday.
The National Health Singers gathered outside Great Ormond Street Hospital in support of striking junior doctors.
The ensemble wore “Support junior doctors” T-shirts and stethoscopes around their necks and sang their own song against NHS privatisation.
Co-founder Georgina Wood, a junior doctor herself, said: “We founded the choir in light of the position we have been put in.
“So the words of our song reflect how we feel about the state of the NHS but it needs to survive and hopefully we can help to do that.
“The proposed contract for us stands to put that in a position of jeopardy. That is something that none of us can stand for.
“Today is a position that junior doctors have been forced into after many months of anguish. This is the first time that doctors have gone on strike in 40 years, and that reflects the crisis that we’ve met.”
Back in December, the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir made it to Christmas number one single, beating teen heartthrob Justin Bieber.
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