Junior doctors in England took industrial action on eight days between January and April 2016. In this Freedom of Information request we are seeking information on the impact the action had on the trusts.
1. In total how many
a) Operations and procedures
b) Outpatient appointments
did the Trust postpone as a result of the action?
2. How many of the
a) Operations and procedures
b) Outpatient appointments
did the Trust rearrange and carry out within one month of the postponement?
3. How much did your Trust spend on extra agency/locum staff to cover absent junior doctors?
a) On the eight strike days
b)At a later date to run ‘catch-up’ clinics related to the strike?
(NB: this is about strike cover, so please don’t include agency/locum staff filling long-term vacancies)
4. How much did your Trust spend on overtime payments to nursing or medical staff to cover absent junior doctors?
a) On the eight strike days
b) At a later date to run ‘catch-up’ clinics related to the strike?
(NB: this is about strike cover, so please don’t include agency/locum staff filling long-term vacancies)
5. How many ‘days of in lieu’ were accrued by staff working extra shifts?
a) On the eight strike days
b) At a later date to run ‘catch-up’ clinics related to the strike?
6. What was the total of other costs (e.g. admin relating to the strike) not included in 3 and 4 above?

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