• News
  • Medicine

Second day of junior doctor strike

Jeremy Hunt, Britain's health secretary, urged junior doctors not to withdraw emergency cover in a speech to the parliament Monday.

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which manages both hospitals, said "robust plans" are in place to minimise disruption as much as possible during the strikes.

The hospital's emergency ward, maternity care and critical care units will be covered by senior doctors and consultants during the day.

Warwick Hospital's medical director Charles Ashton said that during the industrial action, consultants and other staff who are not taking part were working to ensure there was no impact on any of the emergency services.

England has over 55,000 junior doctors, who make up about a third of all medical staff. Doctors belonging to the trade union, the British Medical Association, have been in a dispute with the government for months over changes to their contract, which many deem unsafe.

More than 125,000 appointments and operations were cancelled because of the twoday strike that will continue from 8am to 5pm today.

JUNIOR doctors say they have been forced to flex their muscles as they enter day two of the first all-out strike in the NHS's 68-year history.

The strike will have a major impact on the National Health Service (NHS), which employs more than 50,000 junior doctors, graduates with years of experience who have not yet completed their professional qualifications.

"Consider how desperate these doctors are: so desperate that they want to talk to Jeremy Hunt".

Hunt doesn't understand the need to pay doctors - he's part of a ruling class that doesn't understand that the desire to cut someone open and rearrange their internal organs can come from a desire to help others, and not just because of insanity caused by hereditary syphilis.

Cavs hold off Pistons 101-91, take 3-0 lead in series
A series that has been dominated by trash talk and sharp elbows had a little more of it, but it didn't dominate the game. They shot just 26.1 percent from three-point range as a team and were outrebounded 46-32 by the Cavs.

Annual home-price growth cools a bit in metro Denver
House prices in the Cleveland area are climbing at a faster annual rate, even as nationwide price growth shows signs of slowing. Month over month, home prices rose most in San Francisco and Seattle (1.1%), followed by Denver (0.9%) and Los Angeles (0.7%).

Warriors face more uncertainty with Curry entering Game 5
Eastern Conference top seeds the Cleveland Cavaliers edged the Detroit Pistons 100-98 to sweep their first-round series . Meanwhile, head coach Steve Kerr refused to make any assumptions until he receives the results of Curry's MRI scan.

He tweeted: "Today is the second day of the #juniordoctors' strike".

The new amendments propose an extension of junior doctors' standard working hours, which include working on evenings as well as weekends.

What that means for us - is those on strike aren't providing emergency care for the first time ever.

Dr Taufik said: "I am striking as I believe this contract will not only be detrimental to patients and doctors, but to the future of the NHS as an institution".

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he was proud to join junior doctors in a demonstration outside the department of health on Tuesday night.

But its the Junior Doctor Contract that now has him on the backfoot.

"However, the escalation of this action does bring heightened risk and we are continuing to vigilantly monitor the picture across the whole of the country". He said that promise was a centerpiece of the Conservative Party's platform in the 2015 election.

The BMA has defended the walkout, repeating its stance that it would have called off the strike if Mr Hunt agreed to lift his threat to impose the contract.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment

Latest News

  • Trump laces into Cruz-Kasich collaboration

    Trump laces into Cruz-Kasich collaboration

    It's now Operation Cruz and Kasich, who are trying their best keep Donald Trump away from the Republican presidential nomination. Five eastern states - Connecticut , Delaware , Maryland , Pennsylvania and Rhode Island - hold primaries on Tuesday.
    Arya's blind ambition: Maisie Williams on the challenges of filming blind

    Arya's blind ambition: Maisie Williams on the challenges of filming blind

    After selecting UCLA film students, couple Mark and Kate , Williams purchased snacks for their viewing party. Apparently they were catching up on season five, and they all watched Cersei's famous shaming scene .
    After China's protest, India cancels visa for dissident Uyghur leader Dolkun Isa

    After China's protest, India cancels visa for dissident Uyghur leader Dolkun Isa

    The brief reaction was couched in diplomatic language but reflected Beijing's anger. "Dolkun Isa is a peace activist". A red corner notice is a request from one country to another, to arrest and deport a particular wanted individual.
  • SpaceX plans unmanned flight to Mars as soon as 2018

    SpaceX plans unmanned flight to Mars as soon as 2018

    It would be a short trip however, since the local environment is so hostile the capsule would only service a few hours. Now, this isn't the same as sending humans to Mars, but it's a huge first step toward that goal.
    Saudi Arabia to end dependence on oil by 2020

    Saudi Arabia to end dependence on oil by 2020

    He also mentioned that "People used to be unhappy that files and data of Aramco are undeclared, unclear and not transparent". The company said that it expected Saudi output to average 10.3 million bpd, up from a previous estimate of 10.2 million bpd.
    Oil falls after rally fuelled by output freeze hopes

    Oil falls after rally fuelled by output freeze hopes

    The Canadian Dollar vs US Dollar gained heavily recently due to higher crude oil prices and the impact may stay for some time. Currently, per day oil production is around two million barrels in excess of demand.
  • Donald Trump's campaign claims it can reach 1400 delegates for nomination

    A Democratic candidate needs 2,383 delegates to secure the nomination, and there are still 1,692 delegates available. Terry Madonna says Clinton does well with key demographic groups in the state - African American and older voters.

    Cosby sexual assault case can proceed, judge rules

    Cosby's former attorney has accused Huth's former lawyer of attempting to extort Cosby for $250,000 before filing her lawsuit. Cosby and his team have been working on to have the charges dismissed since the December 2015 charging.
    Dana White: Conor McGregor is not fighting at UFC 200

    Dana White: Conor McGregor is not fighting at UFC 200

    It's the latest salvo in McGregor's battle of cold shoulders and hard stares against UFC over his promotional obligations. There is likely to be a ticketed fan fest around UFC 200 with tickets ranging from $45, $65 and $75 for tickets.
  • Trump, Clinton aim for sweeps of Northeastern primaries

    At present, Clinton is sitting comfortably in the lead with 1,944 delegates to her name - versus 1,428 being claimed for Sanders . Five delegate-rich states on the East Coast will vote Tuesday: Maryland , Pennsylvania , Delaware , Rhode Island and CT .

    Peace in South Sudan boosted as Machar sworn in

    Top rebel military commander Simon Gatwech Dual returned this Monday, in a key step forward in the floundering peace process. Our people are exhausted of war and they need peace now.

    Oil prices tumble 5% amid OPEC production dispute

    Oil prices have tumbled in the last two years from peaks of over $100 a barrel in June 2014 to about $45 a barrel Thursday. The Stoxx Europe 600 index SXXP, -0.29% lost 0.2% to 342.11, after trading as low as 338.12 earlier in the day.
  • Body 'found in Apple headquarters conference room'

    At one point cops describe a body being found in a conference room, and say that person had a gun. As deputies were responding, they were unclear if there were multiple people involved.

    Markets Right Now: Asian stocks fall on central banks watch

    On Friday, though, the yen weakened by as much as 1.2 percent to 110.76 per dollar, heading toward its worst week in 12. Trucking company Ryder System rose 5 percent after reporting results that were better than analysts had expected.

    Second Zika virus case appears in San Francisco

    But the San Francisco Department of Public Health was quick to announced that there was no risk to others. Thirty-three of the cases occurred during a pregnancy and eight were thought to be sexually transmitted .
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Monday

    The S&P; 500 index was down 3.79 points, or 0.2%, to close at 2,087.79, led by declines in Energy and Industrial-sector shares. Apple shares have been under pressure at times in the last couple of weeks on reports that iPhone sales are slowing.
    Scottish Premiership Review: County draw keeps Celtic feeling blue

    Scottish Premiership Review: County draw keeps Celtic feeling blue

    They have to strengthen, because Rangers are back too. "It is not easy to play under but it is something we have to deal with". If Rangers were not playing in the Premiership because they had problems with money, it has nothing to do with Celtic .
    Jack Ü, LCD Soundsystem & More Pay Tribute To Prince At Coachella

    Jack Ü, LCD Soundsystem & More Pay Tribute To Prince At Coachella

    Even headliner LCD Soundsystem got in on the tributes, tackling " Controversy " as lights washed the stage in purple. After the screening ended, a quote from the Purple Rain star appeared on stage - From now on This is Prince's House.

Breaking News


Was Mary Pat Christie rolling her eyes at Donald Trump?

In 1870 a NY journalist insisted, "Women always take the part of each other, and if the women can be allowed to vote Mrs. The larger general electorate is going to what answers about what Donald Trump will do if he is elected president.

12-year-old girl accidentally runs a half marathon

Instead of dropping out, she made a decision to keep running. "I don't know how to explain it, it was like time froze", she said. She figured it out when she noticed that the race wasn't ending as quickly as she expected, but chose to push to the end anyway.

Rachel Roy denies she's 'Becky with the good hair'

Rachael RAY is handling the mix-up with a shake-up. "I respect love, marriages, families and strength", she wrote . Rita Ora has denied having an affair with Jay Z and that she was "Becky with good hair" in Beyoncé's " Lemonade ".

Majority of ME delegates support Ted Cruz

While Donald Trump is winning big delegate states and trumpeting his presumptive-nominee status, GOP presidential rival Sen. Some Cruz supporters wanted an all-Cruz slate that would've left LePage, a Trump supporter, off the list entirely.

The Huntsman: Winter's War

Fairytales are getting a modern makeover, as The Huntsman: Winter's War provides a sequel of sorts to Snow White And The Huntsman. Eventually the Fellowship of the Mirror is rounded out by a mysterious archer, who - spoiler alert - is not Snow White .

Kelly Ripa Says She Will Return to 'Live' on Tuesday

But it all seems to be falling on deaf ears with Ripa, at least when it comes to all the warm words being voiced by Strahan . Ripa reportedly learned Strahan was heading to the full-time GMA gig only shortly before ABC made a public announcement.

Turkey kills almost 900 IS members in Syria raids

The rockets hit Kilis , which has come under repeated fire from areas controlled by the Islamic State (IS) group in recent weeks. The barrage on Sunday triggered an anti-government protest by dozens of angry residents.

Microsoft Reveals FY16 Q3 Results, Praises Windows 10

Part of the reason the company's profits fell 25% was due to a higher than expected tax rate and a strong US dollar. Microsoft reported net income of $3.76bn for the third quarter of 2016, down $1.2bn from the same period in 2015.

Brussels metro station reopens one month after attacks

On March 22nd, a suicide bomber blew himself up in the metro, specifically at the Maelbeek metro station , causing 16 deaths. Security remains high across the underground network, which was hit during the March 22 peak morning travel period.

2 men including USAID employee killed in Bangladesh

Suspected extremists in Bangladesh are gaining a sense of security that they can carry out killings with impunity, he says. The attack came two days after a university professor was killed in a similar fashion in an attack claimed by ISIS.