Thousands of Westcountry doctors walk out for 48 hours over contracts row

Thousands of junior doctors across England joined a 48-hour strike in a continuing row with the government over new contracts.

Junior doctors provided only emergency care for two days, with two further 48-hour strikes planned in April.

The strikes led to the cancellation of hundreds of operations and procedures.

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Junior Doctors take to picket lines in Plymouth

Junior doctors protest outside Derriford Hospital

Dozens of junior doctors are manning picket lines outside Derriford Hospital in Plymouth this morning.

Across the West, thousands walked out as part of their first 48 hour strike

Its the latest action in a row over new contracts. Hundreds of non emergency operations and appointments have been cancelled but emergency cover is still being provided.

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