Junior Doctors and Consultants Strikes

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10 Jul 2023

Whittington Health's services will be impacted by strike action being taken by Junior Doctors and separately by consultants.

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The British Medical Association has announced that:
  •  junior doctors will take part in a strike from 7am on Thursday 13 July to 7am on Tuesday 18 July 2023.
  • consultants (senior doctors) will take part in strike action on Thursday 20 and Saturday 22 July 2023.
If there are changes to an appointment you have on one of the strike days, we will have contacted you by letter, phone or SMS message to re-schedule. However, if you did not hear from us, please attend your appointment as usual.
In the event that industrial action is called off, we will make every effort to reinstate any appointments that have been cancelled as quickly as possible but you should only attend if we contact you to let you know a cancelled appointment has been reinstated.
The safety of our patients and service users is our top priority and we have plans in place to ensure that anyone who needs our care will continue to receive it.
Our Emergency Department and Maternity Services will continue to operate throughout the strike period, although you may experience longer waiting times in our Emergency Department, we apologise if this is the case.
As always, if you need urgent care but it isn't life threatening please “think 111 first” before visiting an accident and emergency department. 

Either visit 111.nhs.uk or call 111 to access the NHS care you need in the right place. A trained advisor will assess you and direct you to the most appropriate place to receive care. 
We hope that the industrial dispute is resolved as soon as possible, but apologise in the meantime for any disruption it may cause.

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