NHS Berkshire confident surgeries will stay open during strikeBy Laura McCardle
June 20, 2012
NHS Berkshire has said it is "confident" practices will stay open tomorrow despite doctors taking part in planned industrial action over major changes to their pensions.
Spokeswoman Archana Sharma said: "NHS Berkshire continues to monitor discussions and developments around this issue and emphasises that patient safety is paramount and urgent and emergency care will always be provided. This covers any treatment which the doctor believes cannot be safely postponed to another day.
"NHS Berkshire is confident that practices in Berkshire will be open and available to patients even if there is a reduction in routine appointments due to any industrial action."
The British Medical Association confirmed the national strike last month, saying all urgent and emergency care would still go ahead but non-urgent cases would be postponed.
If you have had your appointment postponed due to the industrial action, contact Laura McCardle on (0118) 918 3022 or email@example.com.