Nurses will hold another two days of strike action next month unless pay talks are opened.
The Royal College of Nursing says its members will walk out on January 18 and 19 unless ministers get around the table.
Members have rejected a salary offer calculated by an independent pay review board which recommends NHS pay deals to the government.
Rishi Sunak has rejected calls for him to negotiate directly with the nursing union to bring the industrial action crisis to an end.
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