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An event organiser removes a fake slot machine after junior doctors and supporters rallied outside the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand on the first day of their hearing as they challenge the government’s plan for a seven-day NHS service in London, England

The picket line outside King's College Hospital in London, as thousands of junior doctors begun the first all-out strike in the history of the NHS after the Health Secretary said the Government would not be "blackmailed" into dropping its manifesto pledge for a seven-day health service. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The impasse between the Government and the British Medical Association (BMA) prompted the industrial action, from 8am to 5pm on Tuesday and again on Wednesday. See PA story HEALTH Doctors.

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The picket line today outside King’s College Hospital in London, as thousands of junior doctors begun the first all-out strike in the history of the NHS after the Health Secretary said the Government would not be “blackmailed” into dropping its manifesto pledge for a seven-day health service. The impasse between the Government and the British Medical Association (BMA) prompted the industrial action, from 8am to 5pm on Tuesday and again on Wednesday.

Junior Doctors Stage A Further 48 Hour Strike Over Proposed Contract Changes...LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 06:  Junior doctors and staff members take part in a strike outside St Thomas' Hospital on April 6, 2016 in London, England. Junior doctors in England are currently taking part in a 48 hour strike, their fourth in their long-running dispute with the government over contract changes. Doctors are again providing emergency cover but 4,000 operations and procedures have been postponed.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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Junior doctors and staff members take part in a strike outside St Thomas’ Hospital on in London, England. Junior doctors in England are currently taking part in a 48 hour strike, their fourth in their long-running dispute with the government over contract changes.

Junior Doctors Stage 24 Hour Strike Across NHS In England...LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 12:  A junior doctor carries a placard as she walks to join a picket outside Kings College Hospital on January 12, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. Junior doctors in England have gone on strike in a dispute with the government over a new contract. The doctors are only providing emergency cover during the 24-hour walkout, which started at 8:00am with the NHS so far postponing 4,000 routine treatments.  (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

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A junior doctor carries a placard as she walks to join a picket outside Kings College Hospital in London. Junior doctors in England have gone on strike in a dispute with the government over a new contract 

NHS workers hold placards during a strike, outside St Pancras Hospital in London. Thousands of health workers in Britain went on strike on Monday to protest against a pay freeze, the first walk out over pay in the country's state-run National Health Service (NHS) for over thirty years.

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NHS workers hold placards during a strike, outside St Pancras Hospital in London. Thousands of health workers in Britain went on strike on Monday to protest against a pay freeze, the first walk out over pay in the country’s state-run National Health Service (NHS) for over thirty years.

A delegate wears a t-shirt showing his support for the NHS outside the conference hall this morning.

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A delegate wears a T-shirt showing his support for the National Health Service outside the conference hall at the Labour party conference in Brighton, UK. 

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 24:  Alex Salmond, Scotland’s First Minister unveils a 3D visualization of a human head and neck on April 24, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland. Commissioned by NHS education for Scotland and designed by Glasgow School of Arts Digital Design Studio, the visualization will revolutionise medical and dental training.

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Alex Salmond, Scotland’s first Minister unveils a 3D visualisation of a human head and neck on Wednesday in Glasgow, Scotland. Commissioned by NHS Education for Scotland and designed by Glasgow School of Arts Digital Design Studio, the visualisation will revolutionise medical and dental training.