Junior doctors will take strike action next week after talks failed to settle a dispute over changes to their contracts.
The British Medical Association (BMA) said junior doctors would take strike action for the first time in 40 years.
On Tuesday, January 12, a 24-hour strike from 8am will involve all junior doctors except those on call to provide emergency cover.
Then a 48-hour strike, also not involving doctors on emergency cover, will run from 8am on Tuesday, January 26.
A third strike will then see all junior doctors walk out between 8am and 5pm on Wednesday, February 10.
The BMA said on its website: “We re-entered talks with NHS Employers and the Department of Health in December around the junior doctors’ contract dispute.
“Those talks ended on Monday, January 4 and, regrettably, without the significant progress we were seeking. As a result, junior doctors in England will be taking industrial action for the first time in 40 years.”
Junior doctors held a huge protest in Leeds in October against contract changes they said would lead to unsafe working hours and pay cuts for medics.
The BMA secured a huge mandate in favour of action, with 98 per cent voting to strike in a ballot of 37,000 members.
Strike action was first called for December, but was suspended while talks were held with the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS).