British Medical Association (BMA) industrial action in August

The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced further industrial action will take place in August and September in relation to an ongoing pay dispute with the UK Government.

A four-day strike involving junior doctors is planned from 7am Friday 11 August until 7am Tuesday 15 August.

A 48-hour Consultants strike is due to take place from Thursday 24 August and further prospective dates have been set for 19 and 20 September.

Our primary focus on these strike days is to maintain services for patients who need emergency and life-preserving care.

We are contacting patients directly if this means that their appointment will need to be postponed. We understand how disappointing and concerning this will be for those waiting for treatment and we are very sorry this is the case. We will re-arrange these appointments as quickly as possible.

If you do not hear from us, please attend your hospital appointment as planned.

If you need medical care or advice, please call the NHS 111 helpline, or visit NHS 111 Online.

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; or you require health information or reassurance about what to do next.

GP practices, pharmacies, Norwich Walk-In Centre and Cromer Minor Injuries Unit remain open during this strike action.

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