Junior doctors are making history by staging the first all-out strike since the NHS launched in 1948. Medics are walking out from 8am to 5pm today and tomorrow for the fifth time – but the first involving A&E staff – over 7-day contracts. How does the strike affect your medical care? Find out here.
Jeremy Hunt has admitted that ‘this is likely to be my last big job in politics’, in an interview this morning. The Health Secretary had begged junior doctors to halt the strike, warning it would cost lives and the BMA union “wanted war”. But the BMA warned he, not medics, will have blood on his hands – both legally and in the public’s eyes. FULL REPORT