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National day of industrial action by (BMA) doctors in relation to pension changes – Thursday 21st June 2012

19 Jun 2012 13:08:26


 A day of national industrial action is being taken by doctors represented by the British Medical Association (BMA) on Thursday 21st June 2012, in relation to the Government’s proposed pension changes.

In the lead up to this, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) has worked closely with BMA union representatives and doctors to ensure that disruption to patient care is minimised as much as possible. While we respect the right of staff to support their union, we have asked them to help us gauge the possible impact we may see on services. Following this feedback, we are expecting only a very small number of staff to take industrial action on the 21st June and as such there will be minimum disruption, if any, to patients.

TRFT would like to remind the public that this industrial action is ‘action short of a full strike’ and therefore all doctors who are scheduled work that day will be on site as normal. The only difference being that doctors who plan to take action will be seeing ‘emergency and urgent’ only patients.

The Trust will inform any patients who have planned care affected by this, both in writing and by phone.

However, patients with urgent care needs that would normally be seen by a GP should continue to seek advice in the first instance from their GP in the usual way. Patients should check with their practice first, as GPs who take part in the action will only be seeing patients with urgent and emergency conditions on the day.

GP surgeries will remain open and fully staffed for urgent patients and this action affects only doctors, so other routine clinics run by other healthcare professionals may be operating as normal.

The Walk in Centre will remain open for patients as normal if they can’t get to their GP.

As always, we would like to remind the public that A&E is designed for emergency care so we would ask the public to help us by making an informed choice about their care, as this will help us to manage our patients who really need emergency treatment.
 

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