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Junior doctors set to begin second day of all-out strike

Junior doctors are getting ready for another day of all-out strike action affecting emergency services. Credit: ITV News

Junior doctors in the West have begun the second day of an all-out strike over new contract proposals.

For the first time junior doctors are walking out of emergency care including maternity wards, emergency surgery and A&E departments.

The strike begun at 8am and will finish at 5pm.

More than 4000 appointments and operations were postponed in the West yesterday. Credit: ITV News

Consultants and nursing staff will cover the loss of junior doctor labour for the second day in a row.

More than 4000 appointments and operations were postponed yesterday in the West as junior doctors walked out for the fifth time this year.

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