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Junior doctors industrial action (24-28 February 2024)

British Medical Association (BMA) junior doctors are scheduled to take industrial action from 7am Saturday 24th to 11:59pm Wednesday 28th February 2024.

As a result, we are expecting that a number of junior doctors who work at Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust will be on strike during this time.

To maintain patient safety, some of our services may be disrupted so that our clinical teams can prioritise our most urgent patients and care.

If your scheduled appointment is impacted by the upcoming industrial action, we will be in touch with you as soon as possible to let you know and to provide you with a re-arranged date. We appreciate for anyone currently waiting for an appointment that any changes will be extremely frustrating, and we apologise in advance for the inconvenience this causes to anyone who is affected.

We will be contacting any patients whose appointments may be affected. If you are not contacted, please attend the hospital as normal.

BRAIN

Use BRAIN to make decisions that feel right for you and your baby

Liverpool Women’s Hospital are implementing B.R.A.I.N, a decision-making tool to help you decide the best treatment options for you and your baby.

As you progress through your pregnancy you will have many choices and decisions, for example should I have antenatal tests? Should I plan a pool birth or a caesarean birth? Should I have my labour induced?

Sometimes a course of action is presented as a given but you always have choices.

The BRAIN tool provides a logical approach to helping you talk through all available options throughout your pregnancy with your consultant and/or midwife. 

What does B.R.A.I.N stands for?

  • Benefits - What are the benefits of making this decision?
  • Risks - What are the risks associated with this decision?
  • Alternatives - Are there any alternatives?
  • Intuition - How do I feel? What does my ‘gut’ tell me?
  • Nothing - What if I decide to do nothing/wait and see? What happens next?

You can download an information sheet to print out and complete here.

You can also watch a helpful video for more information here:

If you have any questions regarding BRAIN please do not hesitate to speak with your Community Midwife or consultant at your next appointment.

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