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UK junior doctors launch longest-ever National Health Service strike over pay dispute

# The British Medical Association says it is open to ending the ongoing six-day junior doctors’ protest if the government presents a credible offer. The association, representing United Kingdom doctors, is in a pay dispute, demanding a 35-percent pay increase. The strike, disputing pay, could be the National Health Service’s longest stoppage. Health secretary Victoria Atkins insists the strike must end before negotiations. The strike has already caused disruptions in routine hospital services.