As you may be aware, a number of junior doctors may follow the industrial action from 8am on Wednesday 6 April to 8am on Friday 8 April 2016.
The reasons for the strike are outside of our control, but the NHS as a whole has tried and tested plans to deal with a range of disruption, including industrial action. These plans are robust and protect the safety, welfare and service provided to patients and service users.
At GMW we will do our very best to keep disruption to your care at an absolute minimum. However, some services may experience specific pressures. If you need urgent or emergency care during this time then you will receive the treatment you need. However, due to increased pressures during this period, those in less urgent need of care may experience longer waiting times than normal and in some circumstances clinics may have been postponed or rearranged. In all cases, priority will be given to those patients with the most pressing health needs.
If you are on regular medication and feeling unwell, please do not wait. Take advice from your healthcare worker, GP, pharmacist or call NHS 111.
Please know that you can speak to any member of GMW staff if you have any worries or concerns about this strike, and we will do our utmost to help you.