We are urging people to take extra care and to access NHS services wisely during the upcoming strike action by both senior and junior doctors set to take place from 7am on Monday 2 October to 7am on Thursday 5 October.
Radiographers will also be on a 24-hour strike from 8am on Tuesday 3 October to 8am on Wednesday 4 October.
The strikes are likely to have an impact on some NHS services and see some appointments disrupted. However, please attend your booked appointments unless you are told otherwise.
If you need medical help, it is important that you choose the right NHS service for you or your family’s needs, to make sure urgent care is available to those who need it most.
Make sure you have enough of any medication you need, and remember, your local pharmacist can advise on minor medical problems. You can find your nearest pharmacy at NHS.uk.
GP practices will continue to be open as usual. Find out how to book an evening or weekend GP appointment here.
It is important that residents who need urgent medical care come forward as normal, especially when someone is seriously ill or injured, or their life is at risk.
If you have a health concern that is not life-threatening, NHS 111 online or calling 111 offers quick advice on the best option for you to get the care you need.
If it is a life-threatening emergency such as serious illness or injury, you should still call 999.