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Royal College of Nursing strike action on 18 and 19 January

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has confirmed that strike action is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 January, which will affect Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust.

The industrial action relates to the RCN’s dispute with the Government over the NHS pay award for 2022/23 and will also affect Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and NHS Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board.

If you have an appointment or visit booked for Wednesday 18 January or Thursday 19 January

During industrial action, we need to reduce the number of appointments and visits we have planned to ensure safe staffing levels. If we have not contacted you, please attend your appointment or expect that we will visit you as planned.

Industrial action at this scale across the NHS is unprecedented. However, we are working with partners to minimise disruption to patient care and ensure that as many services as possible can continue to operate as normal.

If you need medical care or advice, please call the NHS 111 helpline, or visit NHS 111 online.

Contact NHS 111 if:

You need medical help fast, but it’s not a 999 emergency.

You don’t know who to call for medical help or you don’t have a GP to call.

You think you need to go to A&E or another NHS urgent care service, or you require health information or reassurance about what to do next.

More information about industrial action.

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