Update on industrial action

The Royal College of Nursing is taking industrial action on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February at Oxford Health and other NHS trusts across England.

Update on industrial action

This follows industrial action taken in December last year. The Trust has robust plans in place to ensure our patients, carers and staff in both community health and mental health services are kept safe during strikes, while delivering the best care possible. We are working closely with union representatives to ensure we provide key services safely on these days.

If you have not heard from us, please come to your procedure or appointment as planned. Patients should not put off seeking urgent or emergency care, with key services continuing to operate.

But as normal, patients should only call 999 if it is a medical or mental health emergency (when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk).

Where the situation is not life-threatening, support will be available through NHS111 online or through NHS 111. This is for both urgent physical help and for accessing our Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire 24-7 mental health helpline.

If you need medical help but it’s not urgent, then your local pharmacy or GP will be best-placed to help. GP services are not impacted by this strike action. Please continue to attend your GP appointments, unless you are contacted and told otherwise.

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Published: 3 February 2023