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Junior doctors leave picket line to teach lifesaving skills

The medics at the Friendship Cafe in Gloucester. Photo: ITV News West Country

A group of striking junior doctors in Gloucester have left the picket lines for the day to instead teach members of the public how to save lives.

Junior doctor Grace Salvage and her colleagues teaching people to save lives in an emergency. From how to put people into the recovery position, to giving CPR, to stabbings.

The medics have gathered at the Friendship Cafe in Gloucester. And their first aid session is well attended.

None of us want to be on strike, all of us would rather this was not an issue. But we feel like we are being backed into a corner here.

– Dr Sarah Tomlinson, Junior Doctor

The doctors deny this is a public relations exercise designed to keep the public onside during the strike. They say they are performing a public service by teaching people to save lives.