A two-day strike by junior doctors "could lead to greater disruption than previous strikes", according to Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group.
Unlike during previous periods of industrial action we know that emergency cover is being withdrawn. Our Trusts have had to increase cover by increasing consultants and other NHS staff during this time.
It could lead to greater disruption for planned operations and outpatient appointments than we have seen in previous strikes.
Junior doctors in Cumbria are in the midst of a two-day strike. They say the new contract will put doctors off working in the county.
The upcoming junior doctors' strike "risks the safety of many patients", the Health Secretary has claimed.
Junior doctors' plan to withdraw emergency care in the latest round of strike action over the new contract which is set to be imposed.