JUNIOR doctors are set to go on strike yet again later this month.

Following months of industrial action, the British Medical Association announced last month that it had agreed to enter externally mediated talks with the government in an effort to reach a ‘credible solution’ over the long-running pay dispute.

But after Rishi Sunak’s decision to call a general election on July 4, the BMA has now confirmed junior doctors will go on strike.

Co-chairs of the BMA’s junior doctors committee Robert Laurenson and Vivek Trivedi said: “We made clear to the government that we would strike unless discussions ended in a credible pay offer.

“For more than 18 months we have been asking Rishi Sunak to put forward proposals to restore the pay junior doctors have lost over the last 15 years - equal to more than a quarter in real terms.

‘When we entered mediation with government this month we did so under the impression that we had a functioning government that would soon be making an offer.

“Clearly no offer is now forthcoming.

“Junior doctors are fed up and out of patience.”

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They will stage a full, five-day walkout from 7am on June 27.