Health officials say that emergency medical services are still available to patients across the region despite industrial action by doctors.
Numerous Health trusts have reported that between a quarter and two thirds of routine appointments have been cancelled at GP's practices.
Hospital consultants are also taking action against proposed changes to their pensions.
Dr George Rae, a representative of the British Medical Association, says the government has betrayed practitioners with the new pension plans.
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