Doctors say they will strike

The British Medical Association says that its members will go on strike in June in a row over pensions. ITV Meridian investigates what it means in the south.

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Doctors plan first strike in 40 years

Non-urgent operations could be cancelled and outpatient appointments are likely to be postponed when doctors go on strike next month.

It's the first time they've taken action in almost forty years.

The British Medical Association balloted more than 100 thousand members over strike action. 79 per cent of GPs voted in favour of it. As did 84 per cent of hospital consultants - and 92 per cent of junior doctors.

The strike is due on June the 21st. But, some warn that just one day can lead to a tremendous backlog of cases. Here's Kate Bunkall.

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Doctors strike in the South - what it means for you?

The British Medical Association has announced that their members will take strike action in June in a row over pensions.

More than 100 thousand doctors were balloted, with 79 per cent of GPs who responded voted in favour of walking out.

As did 84 per cent of hospital consultants and 92 per cent of junior doctors.

Services likely to be effected in the south include;

  • Knee and Hip operations could be postponed.

  • Routine appointments at GP practices could be cancelled as Doctors work to rule.

  • Appointments in hospitals for routine conditions could be cancelled.