Junior doctor strike- update

We are working closely as a health network to plan for the strike action on December 1 to ensure services continue to run safely and as smoothly as possible, and to protect the safety and welfare of all our patients.

Patient safety is our priority. Our plans are robust and will prioritise patients with the greatest health needs and emergency care. We aim to keep disruption to patients to a minimum.

We are cancelling a small number of clinics, inpatient and day case operations at some of our hospitals and at services run by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust as a result of the industrial action.

Any patient whose appointment is cancelled will be contacted and re-booked as soon as possible. Any patient who is not contacted should attend their appointment as planned.

All of our emergency care services will be running as usual, but members of the public are reminded to only attend A&E if it is a genuine emergency and to consider alternative options for minor ailments, such as visiting your pharmacist, walk in centre or urgent care centre.