Junior doctors begin two-day strike

Junior doctors in Cumbria, and around the country, will begin a two day strike at 8am on Tuesday 26 April.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says the strike will risk the safety of patients.

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Junior doctors strike not expected to affect Scotland

Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. Credit: ITV Border

Hospital managers in Dumfries and Galloway are not expecting the junior doctors' strike in England to impact on services in the south of Scotland.

NHS Dumfries and Galloway say they do not expect any overspill of patients from Cumbria, where around 80 appointments have been cancelled.

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