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 LondonChris Ratcliffe/ Getty Images
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A junior doctor holds a placard during a strike outside St Thomas' Hospital in LondonStefan 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  LondonChris 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 LondonChris Ratcliffe/ Getty Images

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Placards are held in the air outside King's College Hospital as junior doctors strike in LondonChris Ratcliffe/ Getty Images
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Junior doctors outside St Thomas' Hospital, LondonChris Ratcliffe/ Getty Images
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A junior doctor holds a placard during a strike outside St Thomas' Hospital in LondonStefan Wermuth/ Reuters
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A supporter displays a slogan on her bag during a junior doctors' strike outside St Thomas' Hospital in LondonStefan Wermuth/ Reuters
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Junior doctors demonstrate outside St Thomas's HospitalGetty 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

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Junior doctors (left to right) Dr Lesley Sheach and Dr Adalina Sacco hold up a homemade placard outside the accident and emergency entrance at University College HospitalChris Ratcliffe/ Getty Images
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A junior doctor holds a placard during a strike outside St Thomas' Hospital in LondonStefan Wermuth/ Reuters
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A flyer is seen on the pavement during a junior doctors strike outside St Thomas' Hospital in LondonStefan Wermuth/ Reuters
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A protester wears badges on her hat at a demonstration in central London during a junior doctors' strike over the imposition of a new contractBen Stanstall/ AFP
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NHS medics urge Jeremy Hunt to 'stop lying, start listening'IBTimes UK
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Accident and emergency junior doctor, Jennifer Hulse, holds a homemade placard outside St Thomas' Hospital as she strikes with colleagues in LondonChris Ratcliffe/ Getty Images
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Doctors hold up protest signs whilst striking outside St Thomas' Hospital, LondonChris Ratcliffe/ Getty Images
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Junior doctors hold placards as they stand on a picket line outside the Royal Berkshire Hospital in ReadingAdrian Dennis/ AFP
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Junior doctors and supporters hold placards during a strike outside St Thomas' Hospital in LondonStefan Wermuth/ Reuters