EXTREME DISRUPTION AS NHS STRIKE ENTERS THE SECOND DAY NHS England says non-emergency care to a near standstill
The NHS has warned it is facing “extreme” disruption as junior doctors and consultants walk out on the second of a three-day strike that brings staffing levels to “Christmas Day levels”.
The strikers insist staffing is at a safe level to provide care, while NHS England says non-emergency care to a “near standstill”.
We’re expecting to see a big rally outside the Tory party conference in Manchester today and other picket lines across the country, and we’ll bring you any updates we can from those as they come in.
Junior doctors are asking for a pay rise of around 35%, with consultants asking for around 12%.
Strikers are expected to return to work on Thursday