Industrial action by junior doctors 27 June – 2 July 2024

The NHS in Lincolnshire will again face significant pressure this week due to further industrial action by junior doctors, which is taking place from 7am on Thursday 27 June to 7am on Tuesday 2 July.

Our key message to people is the NHS is still here for you and you should continue to come forward for NHS care, but please use NHS services wisely – if you need medical help use 111 online or telephone 111.  If it’s an emergency and/or life threatening you should call 999.

It is possible that some appointments and operations may have to be cancelled or rescheduled, however, you should attend your appointment as planned (including hospital and GP) unless you are directly contacted and asked not to.  If your appointment or operation has to be cancelled or postponed, you will be notified and it we will work with you to re-book as soon as possible. 

If you have an appointment over the next few weeks and have not been contacted, it is important that you attend as usual.

Our emergency departments remain open for those who need urgent and emergency care. Our maternity and antenatal services will also be open.

Using the WaitLess app will help you to avoid long queues if you require urgent care, showing your fastest options for treatment in Lincolnshire.

Mental health support is available during this time via the local 24/7 mental health helplines on 0800 001 4331, or 0800 234 6342 for children, young people and their families.