Industrial action - 3 to 9 January
Services across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (HIOW) will be affected by strike action involving members of the British Medical Association (BMA), including those at Solent NHS Trust.
Junior doctor members of the BMA will take part in continuous strike action from 7am on Wednesday 3 January until 7am on Tuesday 9 January.
BMA members employed by Solent NHS Trust and other specific Trusts across the HIOW geography will participate in the planned strike action.
The safety of patients is always of the upmost importance.
As with previous rounds of industrial action, we have worked to make sure that people most in need continue to receive care. We have also planned carefully with staff to ensure that we can continue to provide safe care whilst supporting their right to take industrial action if they choose.
Our teams have made every effort to contact people whose appointments are affected. If you have not heard from us, please attend your appointment as planned.
Dr Dan Baylis, Chief Medical Officer at Solent NHS Trust, has joined other chief medical officers from across the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care System (ICS) to call on members of the public, through an open letter, to seek the most appropriate treatment for their conditions at this time, and to help protect levels of patient safety and prioritise those most in clinical need.
This letter has been published and is available to view online.