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Junior Doctor NHS industrial action – 13th – 16th March

6 March 2023

The BMA has announced planned strike action in England beginning at 06:59 on Monday 13 March 2023 and finishing at 06:59 on Thursday 16 March 2023 amid ongoing talks with the UK Government.

As a result of the strike action, services at East Cheshire NHS Trust will be disrupted however we will do everything we can to go ahead with planned procedures - especially for patients in greatest clinical need. We will contact you if your appointment needs to be rescheduled - if you have not been contacted, please attend your appointment as planned.

Emergency care and other critical services such as maternity departments will be open as usual and life-threatening calls responded to.

Irrespective of any industrial action, please do not hesitate to come forward to access care if you need it. We’re urging people to make NHS 111 Online their first port of call if they need urgent health advice on days of strike action.

NHS 111 Online can tell you:

  • Where to get help for your symptoms
  • How to find general health information and advice
  • Where to get an emergency supply of your prescribed medicine
  • How to get a repeat prescription