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Doctors to strike in row over pensions

It's the first time doctors have taken strike action in almost 40 years Credit: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Doctors across the region are expected to strike today in a row with the government over increases to pension contributions and later retirement ages.

The action has been organised by the British Medical Association and will affect all non-urgent work like outpatient appointments, but doctors will still see patients who are ill. Most doctors will be taking industrial action for the first time, with the last dispute almost 40 years ago.

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