September and October junior doctor and consultant industrial action

Published: 14th September 2023

The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced that consultants will be taking strike action from 7am on Tuesday 19 September until 7am on Thursday 21 September, with junior doctors from both the BMA and the Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association striking from 7am on Wednesday 20 September until 7am on Saturday 23 September.

Additionally, consultants, junior doctors and hospital dental trainees will strike for 72 hours from Monday 2 October to Thursday 5 October.

Please be assured that the safety of our patients is always our top priority and we are working hard to put plans in place to ensure minimal impact on the quality and timeliness of the care you, your relative, or someone you care for receives over these days.

All services remain open. Please attend any appointments you have. We will contact you if your appointment needs to be rescheduled.

Regardless of any strike action taking place, it is important that people who need urgent medical care continue to come forward. If you need medical help or advice, or you’re unsure what to do, go to NHS 111 online unless it is a life-threatening emergency when you should still call 999.

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