MP Ben Bradshaw says he was shouted at by notorious reality TV star Katie Hopkins as he spoke to striking junior doctors.
The Labour MP for Exeter tweeted his 37,000 followers to tell them of the encounter with the controversial columnist, and received a number of replies in support.
Katie is no stranger to hospitals in recent months. In February the Devon business woman underwent brain surgery to treat her epilepsy, which has "plagued" her since she was 19.
Surgeons removed part of her brain in an operation to prolong her life expectancy, and she underwent a further operation to remove an infected scalp bone in March.
A tweet from the High Dependency Unit to give you bad news.Even 12 hours in surgery and the removal of part of my brain has not shut me up
As well as receiving support against Katie Hopkins, Mr Bradshaw was also praised by the doctors he supported.
Katie Hopkins, who is from Exeter, is yet to respond to the comments.
She has previously branded junior doctors 'greedy'.
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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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The Chief Executives of the region's biggest hospital trusts say they're against government plans to impose a new contract on junior doctors. But the heads of the Royal United in Bath and University Hospitals Bristol agree that the new contract offered is 'reasonable.' Their names appeared on a controversial letter used by the health secretary to justify his decision to impose new terms on the doctors.
Both trusts have issued the following statements:
I have not supported contract imposition. I have supported the view that the NHS needs certainty on the Junior Doctor’s contract and that the latest contract offer was fair and reasonable. It is really important that we have certainty over the working arrangements for new Junior Doctors starting with us on 1 August.
The Chief Executive was asked to confirm his support for the negotiating team, led by Sir David Dalton and Ms Clare Panniker, going back to the British Medical Association (BMA) with a “fair and reasonable” best and final offer, in the expectation that such a move would allow a resolution of the current position.
It is highly regretful that this final step was unable to bring the current dispute to resolution, which is in the best interests of all parties and most importantly in the best interest of our patients who rely upon the NHS to provide services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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