Published on: 24 August 2023

The British Medical Association (BMA) is taking industrial action involving consultants at George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust this week.

Consultants, who are the most senior clinicians, will go on strike for 48-hours from 7am on Thursday 24th August to 7am Saturday 26th August.

On these days the BMA has advised that consultants will provide Christmas Day cover, meaning they will continue to provide all urgent and emergency services.

Regardless of any industrial 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 cases.

People should use 999 in life-threatening emergencies and NHS 111 online for other health concerns. GP services and pharmacies are also available for patients and can be accessed in the normal way.

If you haven’t been contacted or informed that your planned appointment has been postponed, please continue to attend as normal.