Doctors strike, patients reassured

Hospitals across the ITV Border area are reassuring patients that every effort will be made to minimise disruption to patient care during the planned doctors strike on Thursday 21st June.

Members of the British Medical Association are set to take industrial action as part of a national protest.

In the Scottish Borders some non-emergency operations have been cancelled but NHS Borders have to stressed that anyone affected has been contacted.

Patients in Cumbria are being assured that emergency services will not be affected and vital operations will still be taking place.

The associate director of Surgery at North Cumbria's NHS trust spoke to ITV Border, he was keen to reassure patients in Cumbria and said anyone who will be affected by the strike has been contacted.