Doctors' strike: have you been affected?

Hospital doctors and GPs are taking industrial action today in protest at government changes to their pensions.

Doctors are unhappy that the changes, which they regard as unfair, are being pushed through. The contributions doctors have to make to their pensions are due to rise, and the age at which doctors retire is set to go up from 65 to 68 by 2015. These plans only apply to England and Wales.

The industrial action falls short of a full strike and doctors are adamant that only non-urgent care will be disrupted. But some hospital appointments, procedures and operations are likely to be postponed.

Have you been affected by today's industrial action by doctors? If so we would like to hear from you. Please leave a comment in the section below or email us at and tell us your story.