Junior doctors vote for industrial action expected to cause some disruption
26 November 2015
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is expecting some disruption to services after junior doctors voted to take industrial action.
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is expecting
some disruption to services after junior doctors voted to take
The British Medical Association (BMA) announced the results of a
ballot which was undertaken in relation to the proposed new
contract for doctors-in-training.
BMA junior doctor members have voted to take action at the
- from 8am, Tuesday 1 December to 8am Wednesday 2 December -
to provide emergency care only
- from 8am to 5pm, Tuesday 8 December - a full walk out
- from 8am to 5pm, Wednesday 16 December - A full walk out
The trust has detailed plans in order to manage any impact the
proposed action will have on our services, and we would like to
reassure our local communities that the safety of our patients is
always our priority.
We expect to run all emergency services for patients along with
other urgent care such as cancer, maternity services and
As always, we ask if you are unwell to choose the most suitable
service for the treatment you need including pharmacists, GPs and
NHS111 and to only use A&E in an emergency.
We are currently reviewing our outpatient services and hope to
run as many as possible, as the majority are delivered by our
However there is likely to be some impact to routine inpatient
elective procedures, such as planned operations and some outpatient
If there are any changes to an appointment that you have
scheduled at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on
any day of action, we will contact you.
If you do not hear from us, please assume your appointment
However should you have any concerns please call the number at
the top of your appointment letter to speak to the department.