Doctors set for one day strike

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PEOPLE needing emergency treatment can still see a GP on Thursday at a Daventry surgery next week despite strike action.

The strike has been called by the British Medical Association (BMA) in response to proposed changes to doctor’s pensions which would see them work later and contribute more from their salaries into the retirement fund.

Danetre Medical Practice has said its GPs will only carry out emergency treatment.

Practice manager Jo Gilford said: “Anyone who booked their appointment for the same day as the strike before the action was called will be seen.

“We will be putting on extra resources the following day to cope with any backlog which may occur during the strike.”

No-one was available at Abbey House Surgery to speak sbout their plans doing before going to press. Danetre Hospital is currently making plans to negate any effects of the strike.

A spokesman for the hospital said: “We are developing contingency plans in order to mitigate the effects of the planned industrial action on patients.

“We are working closely with our local BMA colleagues and other staff to ensure that patient safety is not affected.

“We will be communicating directly with any patients due to attend for appointments on Thursday June 21 if any changes are necessary.”