British doctors could strike

Britain’s doctors could go on strike for the first time since the 1970s after the British Medical Association survey said two thirds of its members support industrial action. More than 80 per cent of doctors said the industry group should reject proposals to reform medical pensions. The BMA is due to meet on 25 February to discuss options, including a ballot for strike action. The department for health said the survey was disappointing. BMA Council chairman Hamish Meldrum said: “[Doctors] feel let down and betrayed and for many this is the final straw.”