Publish date: 8 March 2023

The British Medical Association has announced that junior doctors will take part in a 72 hour strike from 7am on Monday 13 March to 7am on Thursday 16 March.

The safety of our service users is always our top priority and we have plans in place to ensure that there is minimal impact on the quality and the timeliness of the care you, your relative or someone you care for, receives over these days.

If you have an appointment scheduled for one of these days, please attend as usual. If there is a change to an appointment you have on one of the strike days, we will be in touch with you directly beforehand to re-schedule.  

We hope that the industrial dispute is resolved as soon as possible, but apologise in the meantime for any disruption it may cause.  

Accessing NHS services during this period

The NHS is asking patients to use services wisely during industrial action and take simple steps to help ensure care is available to patients who need it most. This includes using 111 online as the first port of call for health needs and continuing to only use 999 if it is a life-threatening emergency.

GP services may be busier than usual.  Consider using your GP surgeries online consultation form if you have internet access.  This will allow the surgery to find the right place for your needs and frees up the phone lines for those unable to go online.

There is more information for the public available here on the NHS England website