Miss England returning to her job as an NHS junior doctor

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The reigning Miss England says it was “natural” she should want to return to her job as a junior doctor during the coronavirus outbreak.

Respiratory specialist Bhasha Mukherjee has travelled back from India, where she’d been carrying out charity work, to return to the NHS.

The 24-year-old is due to start back at Boston Pilgrim Hospital, Lincolnshire next week.

“I could not be prouder to be both Miss England and to serve something of great national pride like the NHS,” Bhasha tells Radio 1 Newsbeat.

She was in India as part of a humanitarian trip across Asia and was due to travel to countries including Pakistan.

After seeing the unfolding crisis in the UK, she wanted to “share the load”.

“I felt unfair getting dressed up in a place of safety while my colleagues were laying their lives on the frontline,” she says.