INDUSTRIAL ACTION ON JUNE 21ST
The BMA will be asking members working in the NHS who are eligible to take action to provide ‘urgent and emergency care only’ for one or more 24-hour periods.
The BMA has ruled out total withdrawal of labour and resolved that doctors' will attend their usual workplace for that day for the times they would normally attend.
GPs being at their workplace will reassure patients and ensure that the practice can deliver the urgent and emergency care service.
It will also help allay public concern about the absence of doctors.
During the industrial action, practices will be open for the same number of hours they would be usually.
There will be no routine appointments available with the GPs.
Care that is not urgent or emergency care should be postponed in advance wherever possible.
Any patient who is or believes themselves to be in need of urgent and emergency care from a GP or nurse on the day of action will be seen.