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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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  1. Chris Choi

Is this a strike or a gesture?

The Health Secretary says this action will cause discomfort, uncertainty and difficulty.

I'm at Peterborough City Hospital to find out first hand what the impact is.

Around 80 non-urgent clinic appointments were cancelled ahead of the strike. Only two operations have been postponed.

Around a third of doctors are not members of the BMA and of those that are, 21% of GPs and 15% of hospital consultants voted against industrial action.

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