Publish date: 26 April 2023

Members of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) are taking continuous industrial action from 8 pm on Sunday 30 April to 12 midnight on Monday 1 May. The strike action will impact all UCLH hospitals.

We are working hard to maintain safe care for our most critically ill patients who are in hospital during the strike.

UCLH will provide care in its emergency department for patients with a life-threatening illness or injury only. Patients who do not have a life-threatening condition will be directed to other healthcare providers - this includes minor injuries, cuts and bruises, coughs and colds, vomiting, diarrhoea, skin infections and rashes.

If you need medical help or advice, go to NHS 111 online or call 111, unless it is a life-threatening emergency when you should still call 999. You can also find alternative Emergency Departments and walk-in centres on our website.             

Our maternity services remain open – please do attend as normal.

If we need to rearrange any appointments, we will contact patients directly to let them know. If you have an appointment at any of our hospitals, please assume this is going ahead unless you have been told otherwise. If you’re concerned and feel you need to speak to someone, please contact your clinical team using the contact information on your appointment letter or on our website.

If you’re still concerned then you can find details of our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on our website.