Industrial action: new FAQs for consultants and junior doctors

Read our new FAQs providing support for employers during the consultants' and junior doctors' strike action this July.

7 July 2023

Access our new FAQs which provide guidance on pay and contract frequently asked questions (FAQs) during strike action of consultants and junior doctors.

We have worked with our legal advisors Capsticks to develop up to date employer guidance and supporting FAQs to raise awareness of industrial relations good practice during strike action.

Pay and contract FAQs during strike action of consultants

Published 7 July 2023

The FAQ’s cover:

  • planning for 'Christmas Day’ levels of cover
  • relevant national and local policies when organising cover
  • cancelled activity as a result of industrial action
  • medical supervision
  • private practice
  • pay calculations.

Pay and contract FAQs during strike action of junior doctors

Updated 7 July 2023

The FAQ’s have been updated to include:

  • treatment of rest requirements following weekend industrial action
  • extending payroll dates and handling deductions following rotation.


Access all our FAQs on our industrial action web page.