Published on: 18th September 2023

You may have seen and heard in the media, junior doctors and consultants are both striking on Wednesday 20 September. 

There are also separate strikes for consultants on Tuesday 19 September and junior doctors on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 September.

There will also be joint strikes between 2 and 4 October. 

Here's an update and some guidance for patients and visitors about what to expect:


If you have an appointment with any of our services please attend unless you hear from us. There's no need to call to check if your appointment is going ahead, we'll be in touch with you directly if we need to rearrange an appointment.

Visiting patients

We continue to welcome family members and loved ones to visit patients at our hospitals, please see our visiting information.

Need urgent mental health crisis support?

Our 24/7 mental health crisis helpline if free, any time, day or night if you need urgent help. Call 0800 014 9995.

We also have a number of self-help resources on our website which may also be useful.