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Nottingham University Hospitals update on nurses’ strike and how you may be affected

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has confirmed that its members will be taking part in national industrial action on Thursday, 15 December and Tuesday, 20 December.

A spokesperson for Nottingham University Hospitals said on 8 December:

‘We are liaising with the RCN, and our teams are focusing on plans to ensure that we can maintain the safety of our patients.

‘We do not yet know the extent to which our services will be affected, however, we are expecting reduced levels of staffing.

‘As a result, we are very likely to have to reduce the number of appointments we have planned.

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‘We will contact you if this means that your appointment will be postponed. If you do not hear from us please attend your appointment.

‘We will update once we have more detail.’


The Royal College of Nursing announced the days on which it will be taking strike action last month. 

The union said:

‘The first phase of strike action will take place on Thursday 15 and Tuesday 20 December after the UK government turned down our offer of formal, detailed negotiations as an alternative to strikes. ‘

The strikes will happen in England, Northern Ireland and Wales with a list of employers where strike action will take place announced next week.

Strike action will happen in phases, meaning more strike dates could be announced after initial action in December, if governments fail to enter into formal negotiations.

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