Where to go during the junior doctors strike

Junior doctors will be on strike from 8am to 5pm on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 April. 

The NHS has plans in place deal with disruptions, however there are important steps that you can take to look after yourself and reduce the pressure on our local NHS. 

We would encourage you to take extra special care of your own health over this period – and to look out for more vulnerable members of your family and community. 

If you do need medical help or advice: 

  • call NHS 111 to get professional advice on where to go
  • visit a local pharmacist or GP
  • weekend GP and nurse appointments are available. To book, call 020 8519 3999 between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday or 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday.
  • a walk-in service is open from 8am to 8pm every day at Oliver Road Polyclinic in Leyton. 

If you need urgent or emergency care you can still visit the urgent care centre or A&E department at Whipps Cross Hospital, or other local hospitals. Anyone who needs urgent and emergency care will still get the treatment they need, when they need it, but people in less urgent need may have longer waits than usual. 

Visit www.nhs.uk/strike for more information.