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Doctors take industrial action

GPs across the region are taking industrial action today in a row over pensions.

It is the first walkout of its kind since 1975 and will last for 24 hours. Doctors say they are being treated "differently" to other civil servants.

Doctors are walking out for the first time in over 30 years Credit: Calendar

Plans by the Government could see the retirement age for doctors rising from 65 to 68 by 2015, with contributions to pension schemes also increasing.


Doctors to strike

Thousands of doctors in our region will strike tomorrow over a dispute over pensions.

The 24 hour strike, organised by the British Medical Association, is in protest against planned changes to the NHS pensions scheme.

The day will be the first industrial action the profession has taken in 40 years. All appointments along with routine hospital procedures will be cancelled, but those who need emergency care will still be seen.


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