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Junior Doctors in the North West explain why they've voted to strike over contract dispute

Junior doctors working in the North West have been telling Granada Reports why they've voted to go on strike.

45,000 have been balloted over changes to their contracts. It would be the first time in the history of the NHS that junior doctors have staged an all-out strike.

The ballot closed on Wednesday evening at 5pm. The result is expected on Thursday morning.

Daniel Hewitt reports.


Junior doctors protest at pay offer

Junior doctors in the north west have been protesting about plans by the government to change the terms of their contracts. The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has proposed a pay increase of 11% but it will mean a change in hours worked. The government say the current contracts are out of date having been introduced in the 1990's. But junior doctors like Latifa Patel, who supports the protest in Manchester, says lives will be put at risk.

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