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Some cancer patients are being “written off” as being too old for treatment, a charity has warned.

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Doctors have rejected calls to take a neutral stance on assisted suicide.

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Doctors today rejected calls to take a neutral stance on assisted suicide.

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Three-quarters of GP practices fail to give strike notification

Almost three-quarters of GP practices will reportedly open as normal on Thursday when doctors take industrial action for the first time in almost 40 years.

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Doctors' leaders have welcomed a move by the Government to relax the deadline for the rollout of a new number for non-emergency services.

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Andrew Lansley tells striking doctors to protect patients

Doctors are to be challenged by Andrew Lansley to make sure patient safety is not put at risk by their plan to strike over changes to their pensions.

Leading article: The shameful self-interest of doctors

First it was civil servants, then teachers, and now doctors. The list of public sector professions taking industrial action grows only longer. Given the parlous state of government finances, and the sharp squeeze on private sector workers, such widespread obstinacy over still-generous pension arrangements is misguided. From the doctors, it is inexcusable.

Doctors back action in pensions row

Doctors are to take industrial action for the first time in almost 40 years in protest at the Government's controversial pension reforms.

Doctors vote on industrial action over pension reforms

Doctors will start voting today on whether to take their first industrial action since the 1970s, in a dramatic escalation of the bitter dispute over the Government's controversial pension reforms.

More than 100,000 doctors will vote on whether to take industrial action

NHS managers draw up plans to cope with first mass walkout by doctors

BMA will ballot its members in England over 24-hour strikes

MPs to hold emergency debate on NHS reforms

MPs are to hold an emergency debate on the coalition's NHS reforms tomorrow in a last-ditch Labour bid to keep them off the statute book.

David Cameron is already under fire for his planned NHS reforms, which have attracted fierce opposition from royal medical colleges, as well as coalition MPs and peers

Doctors to vote on industrial action in protest at changes to pensions

BMA to stage first ballot of its kind for 40 years in an angry stand-off between the Government and the medical profession as the crunch day looms for David Cameron's flagship health service reforms

BMA to meet over pension reforms

Doctors' leaders will meet today to consider their next move in the bitter row over the Government's controversial pension reforms, including the possibility of a ballot for industrial action.

Teaching union rejects pension deal

Leaders of a teaching union today rejected the Government's controversial public sector pension reforms, delivering a fresh blow to the coalition's hopes of ending the long-running dispute.

Andrew Lansley heckled before NHS summit

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley was confronted by angry protesters who accused him of trying to privatise the NHS as he arrived at Downing Street to meet healthcare professionals.

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