The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced dates for a period/s of industrial action in January. This follows the conclusion of scheduled talks between NHS Employers, the Government and the BMA on junior doctor contract reform, where the BMA formally rejected the latest offer.
The industrial action will take place on the following dates:
- 12 January 2016 – Emergency care only between 8am on Tuesday, 12 January and 8am on Wednesday, 13 January (24 hours)
- 26 January 2016 – Emergency care only between 8am on Tuesday, 26 January and 8am on Thursday, 28 January (48 hours)
- 10 February 2016 – Full withdrawal of labour between 8am and 5pm on Wednesday, 10 February
NHS West Lancashire CCG (CCG) is working with hospital providers and social care to plan contingencies for this period.
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust have issued the attached statement.