Junior doctors' industrial action

Last updated: Thursday, 30 March 2023

The British Medical Association has announced that industrial action by junior doctors is planned to take place from 7am on Tuesday 11 April to 7am on Saturday 15 April.

The strike action will impact services across all Guy's and St Thomas' hospital and community sites.

To help us safely manage the impact of the industrial action and continue to provide emergency care on the strike days, we will need to postpone most non-urgent appointments and procedures.

We'll contact you directly if your care or your child's care is affected to rearrange your appointment as quickly as possible.

Please continue to check back for further updates on how the strikes will affect our services.

Our emergency department (A&E) during the Easter bank holiday weekend and strike action

Our emergency department (A&E) at St Thomas' Hospital will remain open during the Easter bank holiday weekend and strike action to treat people who need emergency or urgent care.

We are likely to be very busy, and will prioritise treating patients who need care most urgently. This means you may have to wait longer than usual to be seen.

In the emergency department, we'll assess you or your child as quickly as we're able to. If we feel you need to stay, we will aim to treat you as soon as possible, based on the urgency of your clinical need.

If we think you could be seen elsewhere, we'll advise you on the most appropriate place to go. If you decide to stay, please be aware you could be waiting a long time to be seen.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this causes to your visit and thank you for your understanding.

If you need medical advice but it’s not an emergency, please consider using a different service to get the care you need. You could:

  • call NHS 111 or visit www.111.nhs.uk
  • make an appointment with your GP
  • go to a local pharmacist 

Contact us

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Email: press@gstt.nhs.uk