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Junior doctors 'support strikes' in ballot over NHS contracts

The results of a ballot of junior doctors in England are to be unveiled later - with a vote in favour of strikes widely expected.

Both sides were privately acknowledging a "yes" vote was a near certainty before the ballot closed on Wednesday.

It comes after thousands of doctors have taken part in a series of protests in the contract dispute.

Three potential strike dates have already been set for next month, with ministers warning a walkout will harm patients.

Sophie Hutchinson reports.

  • 19 Nov 2015
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