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Hundreds of junior doctors have been on strike today. Here is a breakdown of how many operations have been cancelled in the North East.Read the full story ›
Doctors, nurses and members of the public are outside the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle to lend support to striking junior doctors.Read the full story ›
Junior doctors are striking across the North East in a dispute over the terms of a new working contract. These doctors were photographed on a picket line in County Durham.
Junior doctors are striking today in a row over the terms of a new contract. These doctors are pictured outside South Tyneside District Hospital.
Thousands of junior doctors in England are to begin strike action today, with patients being warned to expect major disruption.Read the full story ›
Junior doctors must not let the government impose a new contract on them for the sake of long-term patient safety, a senior registrar has warned.
"There is something seriously wrong in this country for this to happen," Dr Lauren Gavaghan, a senior registrar in psychiatry, told Good Morning Britain.
Dr Gavaghan, who will be on the picket line later today, said no doctor wanted to go on strike and every one was "extraordinarily concerned" about patient safety.
But she warned: "If we do not take action now, our patients in the long-term are going to be hugely affected by this contract and as doctors we cannot let it happen."
The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said the NHS "will be ready" to cope with Tuesday's strike by junior doctors over a dispute about pay and contracts.
When asked if anything could be done to stop the action, Mr Hunt replied, "I wish we could", as he left his home on Monday.
Junior doctors are an absolutely critical part of the NHS workforce - a very valued part.
I think we all hope in the coming days after this action it will be possible to resolve their concerns.
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