Operations cancelled across the West as junior doctors strike

Hospitals are facing increased pressure on services as thousands of junior doctors go on strike across the West.

Hundreds of hospital operations and procedures have been cancelled, and patients have been urged to utilise other NHS services where possible during the 24-hour walkout.

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Junior doctors go on strike across the South West

Junior doctors on a previous march.

Junior doctors across the South West are to go on strike from 8am this morning.

Hundreds of operations and appointments have been cancelled. It's the first of a series of walk-outs after talks with the government over a new contract broke down. Emergency cover is still being provided.

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