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Tuesday 25 April 2017
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Junior doctor industrial action – 26 and 27 April 2016: advice for service receivers

The British Medical Association has confirmed that the junior doctor industrial action planned for Tuesday 26 April and Wednesday 27 April will be a full withdrawal of labour between the hours of 8am and 5pm on each day (18 hours in total). 

On these two days, our teams will continue to focus on providing the highest levels of care. Medical cover will be provided by consultant doctors and specialty doctors.

As a result, on 26 and 27 April our staff will be happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have, as usual.

It will be a busy time, however. If you have any routine or non-urgent enquiries on 26 or 27 April, please consider if they could wait until after the industrial action is over, on 28 April.

Appointments

If you have a scheduled clinic or outpatient appointment on 26 or 27 April, please attend as planned unless we have contacted you to rearrange or cancel your appointment

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact your clinic our outpatient service using the contact details provided on your appointment letter.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time. 

Emergency services on 26 and 27 April

On behalf of the NHS in Derbyshire, we are asking all members of the public to avoid using the emergency departments at Royal Derby Hospital and Chesterfield Royal Hospital wherever possible during the industrial action.

For all non-emergency health issues, please consider using other health services such as pharmacies, GPs, 111, the Derby Urgent Care Centre or the minor injuries units at Whitworth Hospital in Matlock, Ripley Hospital or Ilkeston Community Hospital.

Many thanks.