Junior doctors in Redbridge and Havering set to strike tomorrow

Junior doctors have voted in favour of strike action (Pic:PA)

Junior doctors have voted in favour of strike action (Pic:PA) - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Junior doctors voted in favour of strike action over contract changes proposed by the Health Secretary.

Operations and outpatient clinics are being rearranged as junior doctors in Redbridge and Havering go on strike on December 1.

If no agreement is reached after tomorrow, there are two full walk outs planned from 8am to 5pm on December 8 and 16.

More than 37,700 members of the British Medical Association were sent ballot papers on whether strike action should occur.

In the vote, 98 per cent voted in favour of full strike action and 99pc in favour of action just short of a full strike.

In a statement on their website, BHRUT, which runs King George Hospital, Goodmayes, and Queen’s Hospital, Romford, said contingency plans have been made.

The Trust said: “If the strike goes ahead next week, many outpatient clinics and planned surgeries will need to be rearranged.

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“We are in the process of contacting all patients who will be affected in this case.

“If the strike gets called off, please turn up for your outpatient appointment as planned.

“Surgery patients will be contacted directly to confirm whether their surgery can go ahead as originally planned or will need to be rescheduled.

“We will be providing a full urgent and emergency care service on 1 December, however, those in less urgent need of care may experience longer waiting times than normal.”

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