Junior Doctors in England Step Up Strike Over New Contract

  • Strikers refuse to carry out emergency care for first time
  • Health secretary Hunt says 12,500 operations will be canceled

A Junior Doctor is interviewed outside the Department for Health on Whitehall in London on Monday.

Photographer: Rob Stothard/Getty Images

Junior doctors in the state-run National Health Service in England started a two-day all-out strike on Tuesday morning in protest at a new contract being imposed by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

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