Junior doctors industrial action
The BMA has confirmed that its junior doctor members will take industrial action for 48 hours starting on 9 March and two additional periods. Over each of these 48-hour periods, junior doctors will offer emergency care only:
- 8am on Wednesday 9 March to 8am on Friday 11 March
- 8am on Wednesday 6 April to 8am on Friday 8 April
- 8am on Tuesday 26 April to 8am on Thursday 28 April
Patients with a planned operation, procedure or outpatient appointment booked for tomorrow are being advised that if it needs to be rescheduled the hospital will contact them.
In Lambeth we have been liaising with our hospital trusts to determine the likely impact of the industrial action locally and to ensure the quality and safety of care is protected.
You can find out more on the hospitals' websites:
GP practices will be opening as normal. If you have a serious or life-threatening emergency call 999 or go to an Accident and Emergency department.
If you need health help but you aren't sure what to do, visit www.healthhelpnow-nhs.net for advice and to find the best service for your symptoms, or call 111.