A junior doctor announced live on air that he intends to resign because of his anger at the new contract .

Dr Ben White told viewers of ITV’s Good Morning Britain that he would be leaving his post as a trainee doctor to join the legal campaign against Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s plans.

He said: “I have taken the decision that I am resigning as a trainee doctor to focus on a legal campaign to fight the contract on behalf of my patients and on behalf of the NHS.”

Asked why it had come to this, he was visibly upset and said: “I really feel like we have been backed into a corner and there’s not a lot of sense coming out of the Government’s side of things.

“We have to put patients first and we can see at the moment the understaffing and the underfunding in the NHS.”

Junior doctors are set to start an all-out strike which will last between 8am to 5pm on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Dr White assured patients that if they are unwell they should go to hospital as consultants would be covering emergency care.

Ben White said he is leaving his job to focus on a legal campaign against the imposition of a new contract for junior doctors.

Ben White said he is leaving his job to focus on a legal campaign against the imposition of a new contract for junior doctors.

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