Junior Doctor Strikes

Posted by: jadeburton - Posted on:

The British Medical Association (BMA) has asked for a pay rise, but ministers have described the pay claim as unreasonable. Two-thirds of junior doctors are members of the BMA, although the much smaller Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association will also be taking part in strike action.

Routine hospital services are expected to face the most disruption because senior doctors are being drafted across to provide cover in emergency care.

What does this mean for me?

Patients who have routine appointments should attend as normal unless they have been told otherwise. Please note, this week there will be a shortage of appointments. Staff will do their best to accommodate your requests and keep providing the best treatment possible.

How can I help?

NHS England is advising patients in a life-threatening emergency to call 999 as usual.

Use the new Pharmacy First system for minor ailments. Pharmacies can now do consultations and prescribe medications for a variety of illnesses such as; Uncomplicated UTIs, Shingles, Infected Insect Bites and Sore Throats.

We appreciate your understanding and patience, thank you.