The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is warning patients' lives may be put at risk during the upcoming strike by junior doctors, who argue they have been forced into this by the government's refusal to listen.
The British Medical Association says the strike shows "the strength of feeling amongst the profession", about proposed changes to working conditions and pay - which doctors say will put more pressure on the NHS and damage the standard of patient care.
Hundreds of operations have been postponed across the West - as our Health Correspondent Katie Rowlett reports.
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.
With hundreds of operations cancelled and many of the region's hospitals on 'black alert', what does the doctors' strike mean for you?