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'Junior doctors must not let new contract go through'

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.

Dr Lauren Gavaghan supports the strike. Credit: Good Morning Britain

"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."

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Hunt: NHS 'will be ready' to cope with junior doctors strike

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt Credit: PA

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.

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'Junior doctors are crucial - we need this resolved'

Anne Rainsberry speaking to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid. Credit: Good Morning Britain

Speaking to Good Morning Britain about today's junior doctors' strike, Anne Rainsberry, the NHS England regional director for London, said:

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.

– Anne Rainsberry
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