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Important information about our services. Industrial action by junior doctors 27 June to 2 July

Junior doctors are taking industrial action from 27 June until 2 July.

Who When
Junior doctor members of the British Medical Association (BMA) 7am on Thursday 27 June to 7am on Tuesday 2 July

This planned action will cause a shortage of doctors over the respective period, and we are working hard to provide your appointments and/or treatment as planned.

We will be in touch as soon as possible if we need to rearrange your appointment and/or planned treatment. If you don’t hear back from us, your appointment and/or treatment will be going ahead as planned, so please attend as normal.

We are sorry for any inconvenience potential rearrangements may cause.

Some of our services will experience disruption, and A&E is likely to be particularly affected.

What if I need urgent care?

Regardless of any strike action taking place, it is important that if you need urgent medical care you continue to come forward, especially in emergency and life-threatening cases – when  someone is seriously ill or injured, or their life is at risk.

NHS 111: If you need medical help or advice, or you are unsure about whether you should go to hospital, go to NHS 111 online unless it is a life-threatening emergency when you should still call 999.

You should only call 999 if it is an emergency (when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk). You should take advice from 111 / 999 call-handlers on whether there are circumstances where it is suitable for you to make your own way to hospital.

A range of local services will continue to be available to meet your healthcare needs during the industrial action, including GP practices and community pharmacies, though these services may also be impacted by strike action.

Your GP: Continue to attend your GP and dental appointments unless you have been contacted and told otherwise.

Your local pharmacy: Pharmacists are trained health professionals who can help with your medication questions and minor health concerns such as headaches, sore throats and aches and pains. They can also prescribe medication, if needed, for a number of common conditions, including urinary tract infections, shingles, sinusitis, ear ache and infected insect bites. Many offer private consultations without an appointment, and can advise where to get further help if you need it.

If you’re worried about your child’s health, you can find online healthcare advice recommended by local healthcare professionals at wyhealthiertogether.nhs.uk

Help us by being prepared

Make sure you’re prepared for this industrial action and any future periods of disruption.

  • Order and collect repeat prescriptions in plenty of time
  • Have a home first aid kit with medicines for minor illness or injury – see UK
  • Visit your pharmacist for advice on a range of different illnesses – find a pharmacy near you.

Mental health support

Mental health support will continue to be available throughout period. Visit https://togetherwe-can.com/mental-health/ for details of local services. For urgent help in a mental health crisis, call the Bradford 24 hour helpline:  0800 952 1181.