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UK junior doctors continue their strike

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Junior doctors strike in West Bromwich, Britain.
Junior doctors strike in West Bromwich, Britain. Reuters/Darren Staples

Junior doctors across England are taking industrial action following the government’s decision to put forward a new contract on junior doctors. The British Government said the new contract would create a seven-day service but medics responded saying the changes would create dangerous shift patterns, putting patients' safety and lives at risk.

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Over half of all doctors of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) are represented by junior doctors. Their union, the British Medical Association (BMA), has already held three one-day strikes. Action the union says, continues to send a clear message to the British government.

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