The Royal College of Nursing has announced that industrial action will take place on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February. We'll contact you if your care or your child's care is affected. Ambulance workers are planning strike action on Friday 10 February. Learn more.

A number of transport strikes are due to take place this February. If you or your child has an appointment at one of our hospitals or community centres, please plan ahead and do all you can to attend. If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact your clinical team.

Virtual appointments

Telephone and video appointments

You may be invited to have your child’s next outpatient appointment over the phone or a video call.

This aims to save you time and money, as you will not need to travel to our hospital or a community site. It may also benefit you if you find it difficult to travel, or if you feel more comfortable talking about your child's health in your own home. It also means less time off school and work.

Your child may need to have investigations done locally to you prior to the appointment, for example blood tests or height and weight measurements. We will let you know in advance if we need you to do this and how to go about it.

After your appointment, the clinician may refer your child for tests which might mean you need to attend the hospital for further investigations or an examination in person. The clinician will advise you at your appointment and will make sure your GP is informed.

Accessing our telephone clinics

 

 

Accessing our video clinics