Junior doctors at the Royal Free London will participate in a 96-hour strike from 7am on Friday, 11 August until 7am on Tuesday, 15 August. There is also planned industrial action by consultant colleagues on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 August.

The strike action will impact all our hospitals – Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital. Please be assured we are working hard to ensure we minimise disruption to services.

Emergency care will be prioritised and patients seeking urgent treatment will be seen. However, where appropriate, if you or anyone you know needs to, please use other non-hospital services for advice and treatment during this time, such as:

  • NHS 111: www.111.nhs.uk or telephone 111
  • GP practices (they will continue to be open during the strike)
  • walk-in centres
  • pharmacies

Patients attending our emergency departments may be redirected if the clinical team there thinks it is not the best service for them. We may have to rearrange some planned procedures and outpatient appointments, but patients will be contacted directly if their care is affected.