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Doctors strike over pensions

Doctors are taking industrial action over controversial pension reforms. It's the first time they have gone on strike in almost 40 years. The Government has said one in 10 patients has had an operation, outpatient appointment or treatment rescheduled

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A look at how the doctors' strike is affecting the country

  • 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.

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