Junior Doctors, Consultants and Radiographers Strikes
The British Medical Association (BMA), Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association (HCSA), has announced that Consultants and Junior Doctors will take further strike action from 7am on Monday 2 October until 7am on Thursday 5 October. During this strike, BMA Junior Doctors and Consultants will take joint action and provide Christmas Day cover – this means that emergency care will continue to be available during the strikes.
Members of the Society of Radiographers (SoR) will also be taking strike action for 24 hours, from 8am on Tuesday 3 October to 8am on Wednesday 4 October.
Junior Doctors and Consultants working for Southern Health, are eligible to take part in these strikes. We support and respect the right of our staff to take part in this lawful industrial action.
Our priority is the keeping our patients and our services safe throughout this industrial action. We have been working with our staff and union partners to manage the impact this may have on patients, visitors, and our colleagues to help us safely manage the impact of industrial action.
If we have not contacted you, please attend your appointment as planned.
Where to go for non-urgent and urgent care:
If you need medical help but it's not urgent, then your local Pharmacy, Minor Injuries Unit or GP will be best placed to help. If unsure where to get support contact NHS 111 who can provide advice and direct you to the best place.
If you are in need of urgent mental Health support, please contact NHS 111 and speak to our Mental Health Triage Service. You can find a list of services available for anyone needing mental health support on our help in a crisis webpage.
If you require urgent care, please contact NHS 111.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 999