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Doctors' day of industrial action

Patients have had appointments and surgery cancelled due to industrial action by doctors but the total impact appears more limited than feared.

British Medical Association members across the UK have been boycotting non-urgent care in a dispute over pensions.

The government said NHS figures suggested 10% of hospital patients in England had had care cancelled, while a quarter of GP practices were affected.

But the union said the intention of the day was never to maximise disruption.

Branwen Jeffreys reports.

  • 21 Jun 2012
  • From the section Health
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