More than 20,000 appointments cancelled due to strike

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