Double doctors strike: Who is walking out this week and when?What NHS services will be hit? And why...
Consultants have taken to picket lines today in their ongoing row with the Government over pay.
The senior medicswalked out of hospitals across England at 7am this morning as part of a 48-hour strike and are providing a stripped-back 'Christmas Day' level of service meaning routine appointments and operations are set to be significantly disrupted.
Junior doctors will then stage a joint strike with consultants tomorrow for the first time in the health service's 75 year history marking an escalation in the dispute.
Striking medics claim their salary has been slashed over the last 15 years but officials say their have already made their final pay offer and patients are at risk.
Here, MailOnline details all you need to know about the action and how it could affect you.
Who is striking this week and when?
Consultants and junior doctors in England are taking industrial action this week, coordinated by theBritish Medical Association (BMA).
Senior doctors will walk out from 7am today to 7am on Thursday.