Industrial action by Royal College of Nursing (RCN), 8pm 30th April to 8pm 2nd May
24 April 2023
During industrial action by Royal College of Nursing (RCN) members, which will take place from 8pm 30th April to 8pm 2nd May, we will work to ensure our wards are safely staffed and that critical services are maintained. 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.