More than 5,000 operations and procedures across England have been cancelled ahead of a 48-hour strike by junior doctors, reports Press Association
Medics will go on strike from 8am on Wednesday in a row with the Government over a new contract.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced he will impose the contract on junior doctors - everyone up to consultant level - after months of talks with the British Medical Association (BMA) failed to reach a resolution.
Junior doctors will provide emergency care only on Wednesday and Thursday, with two further 48-hour strikes planned from 8am on April 8 and April 26.
New figures from NHS England from 228 organisations, of which 154 are acute hospital trust, show that 2,077 inpatient procedures have been cancelled due to Wednesday and Thursday's industrial action alongside 3,187 day-case operations and procedures.
SOURCE: PA , CNS, BBC
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