Strike action taking place from 13 March to 16 March

06 March 2023 - Important information for patients during junior doctor strike

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The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced junior doctors will take part in a 72 hour strike from 7am on Monday 13 March until 7am on Thursday 16 March.

The strike action will impact some services run by the Trust. This includes services at King’s College Hospital, Princess Royal University Hospital, Orpington Hospital, plus some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup.

We are working hard to make sure we can continue to provide emergency and life-preserving services on the strike days. However, to help us safely manage the impact of the strikes, we will need to postpone some non-urgent appointments and procedures scheduled for the strike days.

Our teams will contact patients directly if we need to re-schedule your operation or appointment scheduled from 13 March to 16 March. However, if you have an appointment at any of our hospitals, please assume this is going ahead unless you have been told otherwise.

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
• make an appointment with your GP
• go to a local pharmacist

Thank you for your support and co-operation.