Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson believes the current junior doctor strike is unneccessary but has praised the local response to mitigate the impact.
The second strike day nationally took place today (Wednesday, February 10) with some picketers outside Peterborough City Hospital.
No operations have been cancelled but some outpatient appointments are not going ahead.
The strike is over a new contract for junior doctors which the government is looking to introduce.
The first day of industrial action was on Tuesday, January 12.
Mr Jackson said: “It is regrettable that the British Medical Association is proceeding with further unnecessary industrial action but I’m pleased management are doing everything they can to mitigate the impact on patients at Peterborough City Hospital.
“Negotiators are close to resolving the one remaining issue of pay for unsocial hours – as both parties agreed to do with ACAS back in November.
“The contract proposals prioritise patient safety and offer junior doctors’ safer working hours, with the majority seeing a pay rise and nobody working legal hours seeing their pay cut.
“The strike is damaging and will directly affect many patients needlessly.”