Health leaders are encouraging patients with scheduled appointments to let the NHS know if the teachers strikes mean they can no longer attend. The waves of industrial action involving the ambulance workers, physiotherapists and nurses has led to huge disruption across the NHS. At least 88,000 appointments have already needed to be postponed this winter so that urgent, emergency and other life-critical services can be prioritised. The NHS Confederation has heard from its members that they are concerned that teachers walking out could lead to sudden no-shows for patients with childcaring responsibilities for scheduled appointments such as GP appointments and

Teachers strikes: Fear of disruption to patient care as seen on The Hippocratic Post.