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Preparations for industrial action by junior doctors

Plans have been made by CCGs and hospital to prepare for the junior doctors’ strike which is likely to be held on Tuesday.

One of the actions will be to send out a press release on Monday, encouraging people to consider if their condition is urgent before making a GP or nurse appointment at their surgery. 

Hospitals will know on Monday if operations will be cancelled, and will be contacting patients directly if they will have to do so. People will also be urged to try to use pharmacies or call NHS 111 instead of using hospitals.

Further industrial action has also been announced between 8am on Tuesday 26 January and 8am on Wednesday 27 January, when emergency cover only will be provided. Full withdrawal of labour has also been announced between 8am and 5pm on Wednesday 10 February.

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