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Junior doctors strike: On ward duty without junior doctors

Junior doctors staging a 24-hour walkout in a dispute over a new contract have been urged to return to the negotiating table by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who described their strike as "completely unnecessary".

NHS England said about 10,000 junior doctors had reported for duty out of 26,000 scheduled to work the day shift.

Junior doctors at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital spoke to the BBC about why they are striking, while a consultant described what life is like on the wards without junior doctors.

  • 12 Jan 2016
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