This is clearly a controversial issue - on one hand you have the argument that doctors striking will put patients at risk, but on the other hand, if the doctors are being asked to work under unreasonable contracts, that will also put patients at risk.

'Tired doctors make mistakes' - a phrase which has been used on banners over recent weeks. This is inevitably true and we all make mistakes when we are tired but the difference is, when you are a doctor, someone's life could be at stake.

To me, this is the issue which needs to be resolved. Additional pay is not going to make our doctors any less tired - it is the hours they are expected to work which needs to be addressed.

The NHS and the government need to work together to ensure that the interests of both the patients and the doctors are taken into account to ensure that healthcare is delivered in the most effective way possible, both from a costs and a safety perspective.