Trade unions representing NHS staff are in dispute with the government over the 2022/23 pay award. A number of the unions have balloted their NHS members to take part in industrial action.
The NHS wants to see a resolution as soon as possible, but pay is a matter for the government and the trade unions.
Important information for patients
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The NHS is asking patients to use services wisely during industrial action. NHS.UK has more information on:
The NHS is also asking the public to play their part by taking simple steps during industrial action to look after themselves and by checking in on vulnerable family members and neighbours.
For more details about health services during planned industrial action please visit the NHS England website