Industrial action by the British Medical Association
December and January
There will be industrial action from 7am on Wednesday 20 December 2023 to 7am on Saturday 23 December 2023, followed by a six-day period of industrial action from 7am on Wednesday 3 January 2024 to 7am on Tuesday 9 January 2024.
Any patient or service user whose appointment is affected by industrial action will be contacted directly. If you are not contacted, we look forward to welcoming you for your appointment as planned.
What if I need urgent or emergency care?
If you need medical help or advice, NHS 111 Online can tell you where to get help for your symptoms and how to find general health information and advice. More information about when to call 999 and when to go to A&E is available via the national NHS website.
Please contact NHS 111 if:
- You need medical help fast, but it's not a 999 emergency.
- You don't know who to call for medical help or you don't have a GP to call.
- You think you need to go to A&E or another NHS urgent care service.
- You require health information or reassurance about what to do next.
When someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk, you should seek emergency care in the normal way, by calling 999 or attending A&E.
Don’t forget - Your local GP practice is offering evening and weekend appointments at the surgery or at an NHS service nearby. Speak to the reception team when you book, or visit your GP practice website for more details.
- Use Get to know where to go for further information on finding the right NHS service.
A number of trade unions representing NHS staff have advised the Secretary of State that they are in dispute over the 2022/23 pay award. A number of the unions have balloted (asked their members to vote), are balloting, or have signalled their intention to ballot, their NHS members to take part in industrial action.
To find out more please see NHS England » Information for the public on industrial action