As it happened: Doctors take action

Key points

  • The BMA estimates four out of five hospitals have cancelled some care procedures, as doctors take part in a day of industrial action to protest against proposed changes to their pensions.
  • Figures from individual NHS trusts suggest that only about 10% of their hospitals' daily procedures are affected.
  • Health Secretary Andrew Lansley says that "penalising patients" serves no purpose whatsoever.

Live text


  • Ed Lowther 
  • John Hand 

Last updated 21 June 2012

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