Publish date: 6 March 2023

Junior doctors have voted to take industrial action for 72 hours starting at 7am on Monday 13 March until 7am on Thursday 16 March.

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS FT is working through robust plans to ensure we can maintain safe care for our patients.

However, please be aware this action will have an impact on our services.

While we are aiming to keep disruption to a minimum, we are expecting postponements to some planned care on Monday 13, Tuesday 14 or Wednesday 15 March.

If your appointment needs to be re-arranged, a member of the service will be in touch. If you have an appointment but do not hear from us, you should attend as normal. You do not need to contact the Trust.

The A&E department at Tameside Hospital will remain open for genuine emergencies, but wait times are expected to be longer than normal. The Urgent Treatment Centre will also remain open between 9am-9pm and, as above, patients should expect to wait longer than usual to be seen.

Please consider whether your condition is life-threatening and requires attendance at A&E, or whether it may be more appropriate to use another healthcare service.

Other healthcare services include visiting a pharmacist, contacting your GP or visiting

For more information on when to call 999 and when to go to A&E, you can visit the NHS UK website.

NHS 111 online can tell you:

•           Where to get help for your symptoms, if you’re not sure what to do

•           How to find general health information and advice

•           Where to get an emergency supply of your prescribed medicine

•           How to get a repeat prescription

In a mental health crisis, call the mental health crisis line in your area (Greater Manchester: Bury, Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale, Oldham, Stockport and Tameside & Glossop – 0800 014 9995).

Read the Get To Know Where To Go leaflet which outlines all of the full range of health services available.