Junior doctors strike for two days in Plymouth


Date reported on: 26/04/16  Words: 222

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Junior doctors at Plymouth’s Derriford hospital strike over the government’s new contract, which they claim will cause additional stress to already overworked staff and potentially put patients lives at risk

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Junior doctors gather on the picket line outside Derriford hospital to gather support for their cause, they have a long two days ahead

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Junior doctors stand in cold sleet with their homemade signs in protest to proposed contract changes

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Despite the cold junior doctors on the picket line were still smiling

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One of many patients spend their day showing their support for the doctors who care for them on a daily bases

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Braving the April showers, the doctors raise their signs responding to the cheers of pedestrians and hooting of passing motorists that show their support

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The key concerns about the new contract’s proposals focus around reduced safety when it comes to both staff and patients

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Junior doctors attempt to convey the message that everyone will be affected by this infringement upon their working conditions and unite all sectors of the community

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Junior doctors convey the message that working seven days a week under the new contract will endanger patient health as well as their own

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Junior doctors plan to strike at Derriford Hospital, maintaining their presence into the early hours for two days

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