Important: Information about strike action

Consultants are taking industrial action from 7am on Thursday 24 August until 7am on Saturday 26 August. We expect to be very busy during this time, so please help us to help you by visiting 111 online or calling NHS 111 for advice on the best service for your needs. 

If you have an appointment or procedure booked, please attend the department as normal unless you have been contacted and told not to. If you can’t make your appointment for any reason, please let us know so that we can give it to somebody else.

Regardless of any strike action taking place, it is important that patients who need urgent medical care continue to come forward as normal, especially in emergency and life-threatening situations, such as when someone is seriously ill or injured, or their life is at risk.

NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do. You can contact the service online 111 online or by calling 111, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Pharmacists can also offer expert advice on lots of common conditions such as coughs, colds, aches, and pains. To find your local pharmacy, visit the NHS website.

People should only call 999 if it is a medical emergency.