Royal College of Nursing strike action on 18 and 19 January
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has confirmed that strike action is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 January, which will affect our hospital Trust.
The industrial action relates to the RCN’s dispute with the Government over the NHS pay award for 2022/23 and will also affect Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and NHS Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board.
Our key focus on 18 and 19 January is to maintain services for patients who need emergency and life preserving care.
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.
Industrial action at this scale across the NHS is unprecedented. However, we are working with partners to minimise disruption to patient care and ensure that emergency services can continue to operate as normal.
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.