Junior Doctors' and Consultants' strike - access the help you need

29 September 2023

Consultants and junior doctors will jointly stage strike action from 7am on Monday 2 October until 7am on Thursday 5 October.

During this period services are expected to be extremely busy. Please help us to help you by visiting 111 online or calling NHS 111 for advice on the best service for your needs. 

Hospital services will be affected:

  • if it’s not an emergency, stay away from your local hospital: NHS 111 can direct you to the right place for care
  • in an emergency, always call 999
  • If you have an appointment, you will be contacted if it needs to be rescheduled. If you don’t hear anything, attend your appointment as planned

For non-emergency health needs, you should access the alternative NHS services available to you:

  • NHS 111: Fully trained health professionals are available, 24/7, to help if you need medical help or advice, or you are unsure about whether you should go to hospital. You can contact NHS 111 online, or by calling 111.
  • Your GP: The majority of practices in north west London will remain open during the strike, though many will be under increased pressure. Do continue to attend your GP and dental appointments unless you have been contacted and told otherwise.
  • Pharmacy: Pharmacists are trained health professionals who can help with your medication questions and minor health concerns. Many offer private consultations without an appointment, and can advise where to get further help if you need it.


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