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The Department of Health said that their figures estimate that around 11,500 doctors, just over 8% of those working in the NHS in England, are taking part in industrial action today.
Though less than 10% of doctors are on strike, more than 20,000 patients have had their appointments or operations cancelled.
- Around 2,700 operations were cancelled and rescheduled
- Around 18,750 outpatients appointments cancelled and rescheduled
- Approximately 6,000 GP surgeries have been providing routine appointments
- Approximately 2,000 GP surgeries have been providing urgent appointments only
Paul Flynn, British Medical Association, denied that the industrial action did not seem to making much of an impact around the country.
One in 10 patients has had an operation, outpatient appointment or treatment rescheduled due to the British Medical Association's industrial action, figures from the Department of Health suggest.
- NHS Hospitals in Nottingham saw seven of 140 operations cancelled.
- In Dudley, all 53 GP practices remained open. Five practices confirmed they would be taking part in the action.
- At the Medway NHS Foundation Trust, no operations were cancelled.
- In Kent and Medway, there is at least one GP taking part in the action at 77 of the 273 practices in the area.
- There were 331 outpatients cancelled in hospitals in Barking, Havering and Redbridge. While 843 outpatient appointments are going ahead as planned.
- Of 44 outpatient clinics due to be held at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust, only nine clinics have been affected.
- Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital have rescheduled 13 non emergency appointments. This equates to about one eighth of the total number of non-emergency operations.
- Of the 500 GPs in NHS Bedfordshire and Luton, 94 took part in the action, affecting 25% of practices in the county.
- In Herefordshire, four out of 25 practices had GPs taking part in the action.
- At Wye Valley NHS Trust, eight of 37 operations were rescheduled and 52 of 597 outpatient appointments were called off.
- Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust said 14 operations and 146 outpatient appointments were cancelled due to the action. The Trust usually performs 306 operations a day and sees around 461 outpatients.
- Across London, 90% of hospitals are working normally, an NHS London spokesman said.
- Hospitals in the capital have had to reschedule around 490 operations and reschedule 3,200 outpatient appointments.
- There are 17% of GP practices providing a reduced service as a result of the action.
The Government has been making "misleading" comments about controversial pension reforms, the British Medical Association (BMA) said.
As doctors up and down the country take part in industrial action the union spoke out to dispel "partial representations of the facts".
Andrew Lansley's claims that taxpayers subsidise £4 out of every £5 of doctors' pensions is false, the union said.
A surgery in Polegate in East Sussex, which is taking part in the industrial action, posts a notice with information for patients on the door.
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