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Junior Doctors Industrial Action - Autumn 2016


Autumn 2016

Junior Doctors across England have suspended their plans for industrial action from 8am on Monday 12th through to 5pm on Friday 16th September 2016.  However, the BMA is currently advising that planned action will go ahead as follows:

Junior doctors will stage a full withdrawal of labour for five days, between the hours of 8am and 5pm during the following periods:

  • 5, 6 and 7 October (weekend covered) and then 10 – 11 October
  • 14 – 18 November
  • 5 – 9 December


This is the most recent in a series of industrial action undertaken by the British Medical Association (BMA) following discussions with the Government over a new contract for Junior Doctors. 

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GHNHSFT) has robust plans in place to minimise disruption and to preserve patient care.


Operations, outpatient clinics or procedures

Patients who have a planned operation, outpatient clinic or procedure during these periods  should attend as usual unless you hear from us directly to advise you otherwise.

We would like to apologise to patients in advance for any inconvenience that may be caused and we would like to thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Emergency care

Patients with life threatening or serious conditions will continue to be seen at our A&E departments. Patients with minor injuries or less serious conditions should access alternative health services where they will often receive care in a more effective and timely manner. or download the ASAP app for more information.