Junior doctor industrial action on 13, 14 and 15 March

The British Medical Association (BMA) has confirmed that junior doctor industrial action is scheduled to take place with a 72-hour strike, which will start on Monday 13 March.

The junior doctors strike, which relates to the union’s dispute with the UK Government over pay, is due to start at 7am on 13 March and will run until 7am on 16 March.

Our primary focus on these strike days is to maintain services for patients who need emergency and life preserving care. We have robust plans to deal with a range of disruptions and our senior doctors will be providing cover to maintain urgent and emergency services.

During industrial action, we will need to reduce the number of appointments we have planned at our Trust. 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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