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Latest figures from today’s industrial action

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Statement from the Department of Health on BMA industrial action in England today (21 June) Figures reported by the NHS estimate that around 11…

Figures reported by the NHS estimate that around 11,500 doctors - just over 8 per cent of doctors working in the NHS in England - are participating in industrial action today. In addition:

  • Around 2,700 elective operations have been cancelled and rescheduled - this represents approximately** 9% of normal daily number of elective operations**

  • Around 18,750 outpatient appointments have been cancelled and rescheduled - this represents approximately 9.4% of normal daily outpatient activity.**

  • Approximately 6,000 - 75 per cent - of GP surgeries have been providing routine appointments today, with approximately 2,000 - 25 per cent - providing urgent only appointments.