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
Just 8% of doctors working in the NHS in England went on strike, according to the Government. More than 20,000 patients were affected.
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More than half of people surveyed in an exclusive ITV News poll oppose the doctors' strike over pensions that will take place on Thursday.