Junior doctors are filling streets across England in the first ever all-out strike since the National Health Service began in 1948, as they walk out on both emergency and routine care. The 18-hour strike began on 26 April and will end at 10pm on 27 April. It is a reflection of the impasse between the government and the junior doctors, many of whom already have up to 10 years' experience. It follows Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's refusal to withdraw from his decision to impose a new contract on junior doctors from August this year and potentially resolve the dispute by re-entering talks.

So far, the protests have been creative, with many staging a #timetotalkjeremy camp outside the Department of Health, complete with a chair with the health secretary's name printed on it. Others have made handmade banners filled with Jeremy-Hunt-puns, making their point clear that they will not back down. IBTimesUK takes a look at some of the best placards seen throughout the two-day strike:

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Emergency department GP Katherine Tully shows her support for junior doctors during a strike at King's College Hospital in London Chris Ratcliffe/ Getty Images
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A junior doctor holds a placard during a strike outside St Thomas' Hospital in London Stefan Wermuth/ Reuters
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Doctor in acute medicine, Melissa Haskins, holds up a 'I ain't afraid of no Hunt' sign whilst striking with other junior doctors outside her hospital, St Thomas' in  London Chris Ratcliffe/ Getty Images
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A private hire open-top bus with NHS balloons stops by King's College Hospital as junior doctors strike in London Chris Ratcliffe/ Getty Images

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Placards are held in the air outside King's College Hospital as junior doctors strike in London Chris Ratcliffe/ Getty Images
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Junior doctors and supporters take part in a strike outside the Royal United Hospital in Bath. Matt Cardy/ Getty Images