Doctors take industrial action

Cambridgeshire doctors will cancel dozens of appointments and procedures tomorrow (Thursday) as part of a dispute against pension reforms.

Patients are being reminded that their appointments could be cancelled as GPs and hospital doctors take part in the first nationwide industrial action in almost 40 years.

The action is being led by the British Medical Association (BMA) in opposition to Government changes to doctors’ pensions.

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Dr Darshan Brahmbhatt, the BMA representative for junior doctors in the eastern region, could not say how many members in Cambridgeshire would be taking part in the disruption.

He added: “Our poll had a turnout of more than 50 per cent and 90 per cent of our junior doctors were in favour of the action.

 “All the doctors will be going to their workplaces and will just deal with urgent or serious cases.

“Any patients who need to be seen urgently will be. No-one wants patient safety to be compromised.”

People should check with hospitals or GP surgeries to see if their appointments have been affected.

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