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Updated 9 October 2023

Consultants and junior doctors across the country are taking industrial action during September and October 2023. 

The dates affected are:

  • 19 and 20 September – NHS consultants
  • 20, 21 and 22 September – Junior Doctors
  • 2, 3 and 4 October – both NHS consultants and Junior Doctors

The consultants and junior doctors at Dorset County Hospital are vital for patient care and the running of our services. 

During industrial action, some medically-led activity will be postponed to ensure that we can provide safe emergency and inpatient care. You will hear directly from us if we have to rearrange your appointment - if you don't hear from us please attend as planned. 

No-one should put off seeking urgent or emergency care during the strikes and people with serious, life-threatening conditions will continue to be seen at our Emergency Department (ED). However, please keep 999 and ED clear for life-threatening emergencies.

Please visit NHS 111 online or call 111 for other urgent care needs.

Click here to read more about how NHS services in Dorset might be affected and how you can get the help you need.