Nursing Strike: Sun 30 April - Mon 1 May

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has announced that strike action will be taking place Sunday 30 April 2023 and will last until commencement of the night shift on Monday 1 May 2023. This will have an impact on our services.

If this industrial action takes place, we may deliver reduced elective services, but urgent and emergency services will continue.

Our highest priority is patient safety, and we can only deliver services with appropriate levels of staffing. Please be assured that any cancelled procedure or appointment will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

Please read the FAQ below to find out more information.

Will my procedure/surgery be rescheduled?

If this strike proceeds:

  • It is necessary for us to reschedule some procedures. While we recognise this is disappointing, we will ensure cancelled appointments are rescheduled within 28 days of your original date  to minimise delay.
  • You will be contacted before your planned procedure date to inform you whether it will proceed. After this call, you will receive a letter in the post with a new procedure date on it.
  • If you need support, please contact the Trust on 0121 685 4000.
Will my outpatient appointment be rescheduled?

If this strike proceeds:

  • Some outpatient appointments may be rescheduled.
  • Outpatient appointments for cancer services and any urgent review appointments will continue.
  • If you need support, please contact the Trust on 0121 685 4000.
Where can I find support or ask a question?

Please contact the Trust on 0121 685 4000

Why are Nurses striking?

Nursing and midwifery professionals have the right to take part in lawful industrial action, including strike action. This upcoming industrial action concerns pay and conditions. You can find more information on the RCN website.

We will update this page as the situation progresses, so please check back here for further updates.

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