Dr Frank Wells
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Pensions deal for NHS staff 'thrown to the wind'

Doctors' representatives are holding an emergency meeting to decide whether or not to ballot for industrial action.

If the British Medical Association council decides to go ahead, it will be the first time doctors have been balloted for action since 1975.

The dispute is over pension changes, which would see the highest earning doctors' contributions rising to 14.5%.

Retired GP Dr Frank Wells said that a deal agreed with medics three years ago is being "thrown to the wind" by the government.

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