Staff across our NHS will be working 24 hours a day over the holiday period to provide care and treatment for everyone who needs it.
This is the hardest winter ever for our NHS. No-one in our NHS wants to strike, but the refusal of the government to negotiate in good faith has meant that nurses and ambulance staff have felt that they have no other choice.
NHS staff deserve all our support, and I want to say thank you this Christmas and New Year to everyone working in King’s College Hospital, the Maudsley Hospital and in community-based services for all that they are doing. Thank you NHS!