Industrial Action – Junior Doctors strikes

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The British Medical Association (BMA) has advised that some junior doctors are taking part in industrial action from 7am on Saturday 24 February to 11.59pm on Wednesday 28 February. As a result, a number of junior doctors will be on strike on these days, this includes trainee doctors that work in GP practices.

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. We apologise for any inconvenience, please be kind to our colleagues when you speak to them.

Here’s how you can help your NHS during planned industrial action:
• The quickest way to receive medical help is via NHS111 online, but you can also use your GP, pharmacy or urgent treatment centre.
• Pharmacies can offer over-the-counter advice and treat many common illnesses that people may go to a GP for like urinary tract infections, sinusitis, ear infections, colds, sore throats, stings and allergies. Find out more on the local NHS website.
• Consider using Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs). They can treat injuries including sprains, strains, suspected fractures, bites, cuts, scalds, and other non-life-threatening conditions. Waiting times are usually much shorter than A&E.

We have UTCs at:
• Nottingham – The NHS Urgent Care Centre (next to the BBC building) is open every day from 7am-7pm. You don’t need an appointment to attend. Seaton House, London Road, Nottingham, NG2 4LA Tel: 0115 883 8500

• Newark – Newark Hospital is open 9am-10pm (last patient admitted at 9.30pm). It can be found on Boundary Road, NG24 4DE

• Please use A&E or call 999 if you are facing life threatening illness or injury. Your NHS is here for you when you need it – especially if you or your loved ones become seriously ill or injured, or their life is at risk.