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Hundreds of operations and appointments may be cancelled across the West - as hospitals prepare for tomorrow's strike by junior doctors.
It's the first in a series of walk-outs after talks with the government broke down.
Junior doctors are unhappy over a new contract which would see 'unsociable hours' cut - meaning working the weekends and late nights would become 'normal', and therefore they would be paid at a lower rate.
Despite the strike, emergency cover is still being provided by hospitals.
The news came as a host of NHS trusts were put on 'black alert'.
Last year a planned three-day strike in December was called off, but hundreds of patients across the West still had operations and appointments cancelled.
The strike is set to go ahead tomorrow from 8am for 24 hours.
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The strike by junior doctors ended at 8am today (13 January) but caused disruption in hospitals across our region, cancelling procedures.
A junior doctor is a qualified doctor who is working whilst training to become a consultant or GP.