Doctors strike: NHS Gloucestershire warn of disruption

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Members of the BMA national are walking retired arsenic portion of an ongoing quality implicit pay

By Chloe Harcombe

BBC News

Health services are acceptable to look "substantial challenges" arsenic consultants and inferior doctors onslaught this week.

NHS Gloucestershire said plans are successful spot to support indispensable services available, but walkouts by members of the BMA national volition origin disruption.

Consultants volition statesman a 48-hour walkout connected Tuesday, followed by a 72-hour walkout from inferior doctors connected Wednesday.

On Monday, Cheltenham A&E volition power to a Minor Injury and Illness Unit betwixt 08:00 BST and 20:00. It volition past adjacent until 08:00 connected Saturday.

Emergency attraction services (A&E) volition beryllium centralised astatine Gloucestershire Royal Hospital during the closure, but members of the nationalist are powerfully advised to lone be if their information is superior oregon life-threatening. In the archetypal instance, patients are advised to telephone NHS 111.

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Emergency attraction services volition beryllium centralised astatine Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Chief aesculapian serviceman astatine NHS Gloucestershire, Dr Andy Seymour said: "The latest circular of strikes volition bring important challenges to the section NHS, peculiarly infirmary services, and we are atrocious that galore patients volition acquisition disruption to services.

"Gloucestershire wellness and attraction partners are moving intimately unneurotic to guarantee those successful top request proceed to person entree to precocious prime attraction and support.

"We cannot emphasise capable however important it volition beryllium to support A&E successful Gloucester wide for beingness threatening conditions and superior injuries."

Patients who person a planned cognition oregon process during the onslaught days should be arsenic usual, unless told different by the hospital.

GP practices and different Community Minor Injury and Illness Units crossed the region volition proceed to supply services during the onslaught action.

Dr Seymour added that proposal volition besides beryllium disposable done section NHS societal media channels.

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