A junior doctors from Hull Royal infirmary says today's strike by junior doctors is vital to make the government realise the amount of dissatisfaction there is with the new contracts.
I think that if the government could see the amount of dissatisfaction with the new contracts, then I think we could encourage them to come back to the table to renegotiate. Our aim isn't to say we don't want a 7 day NHS because of course we do. We want the best service for our patients, but we want one which is sustainable and one that is safe.
The Department for Health says that the strike is irresponsible and that patients are suffering because of it.
Thousands of junior doctors across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire are taking part in a strike as part of a bitter dispute over a new contract.
Junior doctors across the region are manning the picket lines in what is become an increasingly bitter dispute about contracts.
Thousands of junior doctors in England are to begin strike action today, with patients being warned to expect major disruption.