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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.

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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.

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