6th April 2023

The British Medical Association (BMA) has confirmed that the latest round of industrial action will start on Tuesday 11 April and conclude on Saturday 15 April.

They will also now be joined by members of the Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association (HCSA) and dental trainees who are members of the British Dental Association.

Key messages for the public:

  • 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.

  • Patients should only call 999 or attend A&E if it is a medical or mental health emergency [when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk].

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

  • GP services will continue to be open during the junior doctor strike. Please continue to attend your GP appointments, unless you are contacted and told otherwise.

  • If we have not contacted you, please attend your appointment as planned. The NHS will contact you if your appointment needs to be rescheduled due to strike action.

The Derbyshire Mental Health Helpline and Support Service will not be affected by the industrial action. If you need support between 11-15 April, or at any time, do not hesitate to call. Our professionals are on hand 24/7 to speak with you.

P: 0800 0280077