Junior Doctors Strike: 20th December – 9th January 2024

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The British Medical Association (BMA) has advised that some of their members are taking industrial action from 7am on 20 December 2023 until 7am on 23 December 2023. A second period of industrial action will then take place from 7am on 3 January 2024 until 7am on 9 January 2024. As a result, a number of BMA members will be on strike on these days. This includes trainee doctors that work in GP practices. 

Please be aware that this may mean that less appointments are available on these days, but we are doing all we can to maintain access to care for our patients. We may experience a higher volume of calls and contact from patients making enquiries than usual during these dates, please bear with us and be patient during this time.

Please attend your appointment as normal unless you are contacted and told otherwise. We apologise for any inconvenience, please be kind to our colleagues when you speak to them. 

Non-urgent advice: The Minor Injuries Unit at the Hallamshire Hospital will also be closed during both periods of action but Broad Lane Walk in Centre is open as normal.

We are asking the public not to use A&E unless it is a genuine emergency and your support in terms of only clinically urgent patients being sent to us during the period would be greatly appreciated.  Our latest advice and contacts on alternatives to A&E is attached.