NHS Industrial Action – What do I need to know?
Everyone who has an appointment should attend as planned, unless you have been contacted to reschedule. If we have not contacted you, please attend your appointment.
Emergency care will continue to be available across all parts of the country. It is really important that in emergency and life-threatening cases - when someone is seriously ill or their life is at risk patients continue to come forward as normal.
All hospital inpatients will be informed of how their care will be impacted on a ward-by-ward basis by the staff involved in delivering their care.
We will contact you if your appointment needs to be rescheduled due to strike action. This is likely to be a text, phone call or a letter and you should be offered an alternative date for your appointment. If we have not contacted you, please attend your appointment as planned.
Any appointments that need to be rescheduled will be done so as a priority.
No, we will contact you if your appointment needs to be rescheduled due to strike action.
No, if we have not contacted you, please attend your appointment as planned.
Patients should only call 999 if seriously ill or injured, and there is risk to life. Ambulances will be dispatched where clinically appropriate.
For all other health care needs support will be available through NHS111 online (if you do not have internet access then 111 helpline is available) or at your local GP or pharmacy.