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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.

Dr Astrid Weber Bsc (Hons) MB BS FRCP

Genetics

Speciality:
Genetics
Qualifications:
Bsc (Hons) MB BS FRCP
Membership of professional bodies:
Member of the British Society of Human Genetics, Member of the European Society of Human Genetics and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.
Practices at:
Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust
Current posts:
Consultant in Clinical Genetics, Cheshire and Merseyside Clinical Genetics Department.
Special clinical interests:
Genetics of Endocrine Disorders, Local Principal Investigator for the DECIPHER research project, a project that aims to use state-of-the-art genetic technology to identify the genetic basis of a proportion of genetic conditions of unknown cause.
Background:
I graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin and then completed a BSc in Genetics. This was followed by training in General Medicine and Paediatrics. My training in Clinical Genetics included a period of research mapping genetic disease genes. I have been a Consultant since 2006.

I find my work extremely rewarding. My aim is to help the people and families that I see to understand their condition and to guide them through often complex information. An accurate diagnosis is not yet achievable for everyone but I look forward to this being improved as Clinical Genetics advances further.

Dr Astrid Weber

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