Doctors and nurses scrub up for first ever NHS strike

Damian Wilson

If you're planning to be sick this year then you better do it now because if you wait till the autumn, there could be no doctors or nurses to help you – they'll all be out on the first ever NHS strike.

Using the not uncommon bargaining tactic of building up fear among an unsuspecting public, Unison is predicting the failure of its negotiations with the Government over pensions and retirement age even though those talks are still going on.