DOCTORS have suspended plans to take further industrial action over changes to their pension scheme – but have not ruled out future disruption to patients.
At a meeting in Edinburgh, the British Medical Association (BMA) decided against another stoppage, despite demands from frontline medics to escalate their protest.
The move follows a day of action in June when doctors UK-wide boycotted non-urgent care – the first time the profession had taken industrial action for 37 years. More than 3600 patients in Scotland had their hospital appointments cancelled, including 450 operations, and 60% of GP surgeries shut.
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